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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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Discord in Jefferson County over performance pay for teachers and other controversial measures leads to voters' support of recall of three conservative board members.
November 6, 2015 - Education Week
A House-approved bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would scrap the law’s "maintenance of effort" requirement.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
Stretching limited dollars to expand educational opportunities will require some creative thinking and better sharing of lessons learned, school business officers suggested at a recent conference.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
A federal investigation of alleged corruption in Michigan's state-run school district may complicate Gov. Rick Snyder's turnaround plans for the city's school system.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
The federal government is demanding more answers from school officials about how they plan to resolve allegations of discriminatory admissions practices at their better schools.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
The House of Representatives would let states' Title I aid follow disadvantaged students to the public schools of their choice, but the portability rule doesn't go far enough for some.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
The House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act take very different tacks on the future of certain federal education programs.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
An in-depth review of testing in the nation's largest urban school districts concludes assessments are redundant, misaligned with standards, and often don’t address mastery of specific content.
October 24, 2015 - Education Week
Backed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, advocates engage in all-out effort to ease restrictions on opening new charters.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
Three competing proposals for increasing the K-12 budget all seek to help reverse the state's downward slide on public school spending.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week

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