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The need for charters

May 19, 2013 | Robert Nemeth

Even though Massachusetts has been a leader in reforming public education, it is clear that more needs to be done. 

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Lift the cap on quality schools

May 18, 2013 | Ralph Carrero

President Obama, Gov. Patrick and other political leaders call education reform the civil rights issue of our era.

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Global Learning names downtown campus for Jacobs family

May 15, 2013 | Natalie Sherman

NEW BEDFORD — It was pure accident Global Learning Charter Public School founders modeled their venture on a San Diego school started by the family of a for

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Where district schools falter, state should add more charters

May 13, 2013 | Boston Globe Editorial

CHARTER SCHOOLS started as an experiment, but over the last two decades, the innovative academies, which operate independently of local school committees and teachers’ unions, have become an established source of new strategies.

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Education advocates seek to eliminate charter school cap in MA

May 10, 2013 | Christine Lee

Three years ago, state lawmakers raised the cap on the number of public charter schools allowed to operate in Massachusetts, now education advocates want to eliminate the cap altogether.

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Boston Charter Schools: Give The People What They Want

May 8, 2013 | Andrew Rotherham

Something you hear a lot from charter school opponents is that they’d be OK with charters if  the schools more consistently produced gains for students. Yet in places that have done a good job with charter quality the opposition from special interests remains.

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Why Wouldn’t Boston Want More Charter Schools?

May 8, 2013 | Jason Schwartz

There’s news today in the Globe that a group of advocates is pushing the state to abolish its limit

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At Veritas Prep, College Isn’t a Goal — It’s an Expectation

May 7, 2013 | George O'Brien

Everywhere one looks at the Veritas Preparatory Charter School in Springfield are not-so-subtle reminders concerning what this place is all about — preparation for college.

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Menino, at State House, Pushes City-Controlled Charter Schools

May 7, 2013 | Sarah Birnbaum

The education charter school debate is raging at the State House and Boston Mayor Tom Menino is weighing in.

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Bill would loosen cap on Mass. charter schools

May 7, 2013 | BOB SALSBERG

BOSTON (AP) - The Legislature’s Education Committee was urged on Tuesday to support further efforts to strengthen oversight of struggling public schools and narrow the achievement gap between students in urban and wealthier suburban school districts.

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