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Study: Charter schools boost English-language learner rolls

October 19, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan, Boston Herald

Charter schools have increasingly enrolled more English-language learners, shattering an argument from the No on 2 campaign that charters don’t serve the same populations, a new report from the Pioneer Institute finds.

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Vote ‘yes’ on Question 2

October 19, 2016 | By Thomas Birmingham and Mark Roosevelt, Guest Opinion, Boston Globe

A “YES” VOTE on Question 2 will expand educational opportunity for the disproportionately poor and minority children in our most challenged urban school districts and therefore accelerate the work we helped start when we wrote the Education Reform Act of 1993.

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SEPHIRA SHUTTLESWORTH: Give more minority students hope -- lift the charter cap

October 17, 2016 | Sephira Shuttlesworth, Guest Column, Sentinel & Enterprise

By Sephira Shuttlesworth

Guest Columnist

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Editorial: Raise the cap on charter schools

October 15, 2016 | MetroWest Daily News Editorial Staff

Charter schools are a key component of the education reforms enacted in Massachusetts more than two decades ago.

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Peisch: Charters are working for children who need them most

October 15, 2016 | Rep. Alice H. Peisch, Guest Columnist, MetroWest Daily News

On November 8, voters across Massachusetts will head to the polls to decide whether to raise the cap on charter school enrollment.

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Letter: Vote 'yes' on Question 2

October 15, 2016 | Marc Kenen, Letter to the Editor, Salem Evening News

To the editor:

A “yes” on Question 2 vote will allow strategic growth of charter schools across the state, limited to 12 schools per year, with priority given to school districts that rank in the bottom 25 academically.

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Charter School Vote Is About Children

October 14, 2016 | Ewell Hopkins, Guest Opinion, Vineyard Gazette

Edgerly: Educational choice the issue

October 13, 2016 | William S. Edgerly

A Republican governor and a Democratic legislature, together with business and community leaders, crafted a revolutionary Education Reform Act in 1993 that dramatically improved the lives of children across Massachusetts.

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Yes on Question 2 the right choice for Cape Cod

October 12, 2016 | Andrea Silbert

This fall, voters across Massachusetts will have the opportunity to increase the access to great schools for more children in the commonwealth.

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A Hyannis Senior Fights For Gay Student Athletes -- Like Him

October 11, 2016 | Tonya Mosley

It's pretty common to see Jonathan Peters bouncing his basketball around Sturgis Charter High School in Hyannis.

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