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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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With most legislative sessions complete, the scorecard shows that many states are focused on rebuilding K-12 funding and grappling with the thorny issue of student assessments.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
Many state legislatures notched incremental steps in expanding the scope and budgets for publicly funded early-care and -education programs.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
Despite a veto threat from the president, Republicans in both chambers of Congress are pushing measures that would cut billions of dollars from the department and eliminate a slew of programs.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
Early-education advocates welcome the idea of a longer day and year for Head Start operations, but wonder if there will be federal funding to match.
June 29, 2015 - Education Week
As schools decide which enriching programs to fund, it's clear that music trumps football in return on dollars invested, John R. Gerdy argues.
June 23, 2015 - Education Week
The Bethel, Wash., district expects to save between $500,000 to $800,000 over 10 years by switching from commercial to open resources, which teachers are trying to master.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
The Grandview, Wash., school system has made an unusually ambitious move to replace its entire Pre-K-10 math and English/language arts curricula with open resources.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Two North Carolina school systems show how districts have used a patchwork of one-time federal grants to spur changes, and face challenges going forward.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The federal Investing in Innovation program was among the sources of grant funding for the Iredell-Statesville school system in North Carolina.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
A federal School Improvement Grant has helped the principal at one North Carolina school amp up the focus on using data to boost student achievement.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week

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