Charter News

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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Push To Expand Charter Schools

May 6, 2013 | Radio Boston, WBUR

Depending upon your view, charter schools are the key to improving public education in America, including here in Massachusetts.

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66 percent support more charter schools

May 6, 2013 | Walter Brooks

Charter school proponents on Monday morning were promoting new poll results showing voters in the Boston area support lifting caps on the number of charter schools by a nearly three to one margin.

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Students ask for more charter schools

April 12, 2013 | Christine Lee

Hundreds of western Massachusetts students, teachers and parents are asking state lawmakers to raise the cap on the number of charter schools that are allowed to open

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Bill would lift cap on charter schools

April 12, 2013 | Allison Thomasseau, Statehouse Correspondent

An Andover lawmaker has filed legislation that would lift the charter-school cap on the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts, including Lowell, Gardner, and Fitchburg, a move prai

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Biz groups push for charter schools

March 29, 2013 | Mary Moore

Business leaders are pushing a bill that would eliminate the state’s existing cap on charter schools

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Study Finds Massachusetts Charters Outperform Regular Schools,

February 28, 2013 | Katie Ash

Education Week

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Charter schools see big surge in Mass.

February 27, 2013 | Peter Schworm

State education officials this week approved five new charter schools and expansion of 11 existing schools, extending an enrollment surge since the state passed a landmark education ­reform bill in 2010.

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3,000 New Charter Seats Approved by Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

February 26, 2013 | Dom Slowey

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