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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker takes a selfie with a student at Brooke Charter School in Mattapan, Mass., after announcing new legislation to lift the current cap on the number of charter schools that can be opened in the state.
—Joanne DeCaro/Office of Governor Charlie Baker

Major Political and Legal Push Underway to Lift Mass. Charter Cap

Backed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, advocates engage in all-out effort to ease restrictions on opening new charters. (October 20, 2015)

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State lawmakers around the country will be looking closely at how new flexibility for states under the Every Student Succeeds Act will play out on a key range of issues in their backyards.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
The promise of free tuition lured 16,000 students to Tennessee colleges this year; now state officials are working to keep them there.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
A consolidation plan for Fayette County schools pushed by the state schools chief that aims to shutter dilapidated facilities and open a new one has proved divisive.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
Millions of dollars in public and private financing were unveiled at a daylong summit in Washington on "next-generation high schools."
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
Only a little more than half of schools that got a third round of School Improvement Grants improved, finds a report issued Nov. 10.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
Pennsylvania school systems are feeling the crunch from months of fiscal impasse, even as state lawmakers and the governor redouble their push to finalize a resolution.
November 18, 2015 - Education Week
The National Academy of Education, marking 50 years of advancing research in the field, is now expanding its strategy for ensuring that relevant findings reach educators and policymakers.
November 17, 2015 - Education Week
A Republican's win in the Kentucky governor's race could shake up the political climate for common core in that state, and a Mississippi funding measure goes down to defeat.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
A package of legislation aims to pump $3.5 billion into education in the next 10 years to settle a funding lawsuit, but the deal still needs voter approval in a special election.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Cost and rural settings are among the barriers as districts strive to bring fast broadband access to schools, according to a report from the Consortium for School Networking.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week

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