The education charter school debate is raging at the State House and Boston Mayor Tom Menino is weighing in.Read More
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.
Depending upon your view, charter schools are the key to improving public education in America, including here in Massachusetts.Read More
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.Read More
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 openRead More
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 praiRead More
Business leaders are pushing a bill that would eliminate the state’s existing cap on charter schoolsRead More
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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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