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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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The Walton Family Foundation is backing research on how to better measure noncognitive skills.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
From the courtroom and ballot box to legislative chambers, budget battles heat up in a number of states as the 2015-16 school year gets underway.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
As large-scale choice programs mature and new ones are created, advocates are looking to the thriving charter sector for lessons in how to grow.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
As his annual back-to-school bus tour rolled along, the Secretary of Education talked talked waivers, common core, and other issues with Education Week’s Alyson Klein.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The education secretary hit the road a multistate, back-to-school trek, joined at one point by President Barack Obama.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The panel called for focusing on "whole-child" issues and overhauling the way the state handles unaccredited school districts.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The Institute of Education Sciences—the U.S. Department of Education's primary research arm—"took a hit" in House and Senate appropriations bills.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Some providers warn they would have to drop children from the federal early-education program because of a lack of facilities or teachers.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Though the main sticking points, wages and work hours, are familiar, policies on teacher evaluation and discipline also remain contested.
September 11, 2015 - Education Week
In an excerpt from her book The Prize, Dale Russakoff details the backstory of how two public figures attracted an infusion of private money in a bid to transform Newark's flagging schools.
September 9, 2015 - Education Week

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