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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 organization is putting a greater emphasis on equity and racial issues, even as its bona fides as a social-justice organization are fiercely contested.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
The North Carolina state Charter Schools Advisory Board has recommended several changes to a draft of the annual charter schools report, saying it needs to highlight more positives about the schools.
January 14, 2016 - AP
Though testing mandates remain under ESSA, those aiming to rein in assessments say the new law's flexibility for states may work to their advantage.
January 14, 2016 - Education Week
The state-run district that takes over low-performing schools has run into partisan trouble fueled by a study showing progress lagging at those schools compared with other turnaround models.
January 12, 2016 - Education Week
The long-time supporter of charter schools will double down on its backing of school choice in more than a dozen cities and states.
January 8, 2016 - Education Week
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
Charter schools in Washington state are fighting to stay open after the state supreme court ruled them unconstitutional, a decision that national advocates worry may lead to ramifications for charters in other states.
December 17, 2015 - Education Week
An atypical partnership is tackling one of the most persistent challenges for the charter sector—serving students with disabilities.
November 30, 2015 - Education Week
The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.
November 3, 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

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