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Happy 20th Birthday to Massachusetts Charter Schools!

October 28, 2015

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate this past weekend. It's been an amazing 20 years of success and we look forward to continuing our mission to provide high quality education to all children in Massachusetts.

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Take a stand on charter schools

October 27, 2015 | The Lowell Sun

One of the biggest debates that should be taking place in the Massachusetts State Senate -- but isn't -- is Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to lift the cap on the expansion of public charter schools.

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MARC KENEN: Lift the cap on public charter schools

October 23, 2015 | Marc Kenen

Proposals to lift arbitrary enrollment caps on public charters schools have prompted the usual attacks to discount the incredible successes charters have achieved across the commonwealth.

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Data shows increase in English language learners, students with disabilities at charters

October 21, 2015 | Katie Lannan/State House News Service

BOSTON - New state data presented to members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education this week shows steady increases in the enrollment rates of both English language learners and students with disabilities at Massachusetts charter schools.

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Charter schools enrolling more English language learners, students with disabilities, state says

October 20, 2015 | Shira Schoenberg

The percentage of charter school students who are English language learners has surpassed the statewide average for the second year in a row, according to data released Monday by the 

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Gov. Baker praises Phoenix Charter Academy during event at new Springfield site

October 20, 2015 | Carolyn Robbins


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Editorial: Choices on charters

October 19, 2015 | Herald Staff

Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh don’t have to agree on everything. But it would be helpful if the bipartisan BFFs could get on the same page on the issue of charter schools and the need to expand them. And on this one, the mayor should move closer to Baker.

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Letter to the editor: Charter schools benefit immigrant communities

October 16, 2015 | Joseph Francois and Alberto Lima

Immigrants have always come to America in search of one thing: opportunity – good jobs, a chance at a decent life, and, most important of all, a quality education so that their children can have the same chance at success.

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Mass. needs more charter schools

October 12, 2015 | Karla Walker

I sent my child to Conservatory Lab Charter School because I thought it was a good fit for him and wanted him to receive a quality education. It sounds like a simple enough concept, but too often it is not. We simply got lucky. My son was originally No.

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Baker seeks expanded charter schools

October 8, 2015 | Jeremy C. Fox

Governor Charlie Baker proposed legislation Thursday that would allow more charter schools to open statewide, setting the stage for a Beacon Hill battle on one of the most divisive issues facing lawmakers.

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