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Baker backs bid to add charter schools in Mass.

July 16, 2015 | Reporter, Travis Anderson. Publication, The Boston Globe

Governor Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he would support a ballot question to raise the state cap on charter schools, if advocates are successful in placing the initiative before voters in 2016.

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State poised to add 668 charter school seats in Boston

July 6, 2015 | Jeremy C. Fox

The state Education Department is poised to add hundreds of charter school seats in Boston, potentially loosening the logjam in a city where thousands of children remain on waiting lists.

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Your View: Pioneer Institute — Cap on charter schools needs to be lifted

June 24, 2015 | Gerard Robinson

Breathtaking results from yet another study, and the announcement that three prominent Boston lawyers plan to mount a constitutional challenge to Massachusetts’ charter public school cap, have reignited the seemingly endless debate about charter schools’ place in the commonwealth’s education mark

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Massachusetts Takes On a Failing School District

June 17, 2015 | New York Times Editorial Board

The Massachusetts public schools consistently rank at or near the top in the nation for performance on the rigorous, federally backed math and reading exams known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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Charter schools take a commendable step

April 20, 2015 | The Editorial Board

CHARTER SCHOOLS in Massachusetts h

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Charter schools to pool resources

April 13, 2015 | James Vaznis

Charter schools across Massachusetts, which critics accuse of dodging a public duty to teach students with disabilities or language barriers, are stepping up their efforts to educate those students through a new statewide collaborative that will enable the institutions to share staff, training, and programs.

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Report: Area charter schools can be model for hiring teachers

April 9, 2015 | Amelia Pak-Harvey

LOWELL -- The innovative approaches to hiring and handling teachers that schools like Lowell Collegiate Public Charter School an

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Study of black and Latino boys excludes charter success

April 9, 2015 | Michael Jonas

Researchers conducting a study looking for effective practices that are helping black and Latino boys close the achievement

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Matt Curtis: Taking sides on charter school question not in students’ best interests

April 1, 2015 | Matt Curtis

FLORENCE — I would like to respond to misleading generalizations pertaining to charter schools recently presented by letter writers in the Gazette — and offer additional perspective.

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