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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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Separating fog from fact on charter schools

October 6, 2015 | Scot Lehigh

Stop the presses!

This is anti-charter-school week at the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

But wait, you may say, doesn’t that describe just about every week at firebrand Barbara Madeloni’s MTA, with the possible exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas?

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Cap on charter schools wrong, Baker tells rally

September 22, 2015 | David Scharfenberg

Governor Charlie Baker made a forceful case for lifting the cap on charter schools at a State House rally Tuesday, formally kicking off what promises to be a bruising battle over one of the most divisive issues on Beacon Hill.

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Letter: Charter schools gives children a chance to learn

September 17, 2015 | Kennedy Hilario

To the editor:

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Five students sue to lift state’s charter school cap

September 15, 2015 | Michael Levenson

Three prominent Boston lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit on Tuesday that seeks to lift the state cap on the number of charter schools, arguing that the limit unfairly denies thousands of Massachusetts students their constitutional right to a quality education.

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Veritas Prep Charter School begins 4th year in Springfield

September 5, 2015 | Carolyn Robbins

SPRINGFIELD — Veritas Prep Charter School is celebrating its fourth year at full student capacity of 324 students in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 as it looks ahead to sending its first four-year graduates onto high school and beyond.

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Gov. Baker calls charter schools a model, not a rival: Viewpoint

September 4, 2015 | Ron Chimelis

Rolling through Springfield on Thursday, Governor Charlie Baker was asked to respond to concerns in some communities that charter schools, for all their well-intentioned goals, are siphoning support and attention from the traditional public school system.

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Baker re-affirming commitment to school choice

August 28, 2015 | Colin A. Young

BOSTON (State House News Service) – As he prepares charter school legislation he plans to file this fall, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday said expanding school choice options for Massachusetts students and families will be a goal of his administration’s first term.

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