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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)

Spotlight on Charter School Leadership

This Spotlight examines the ways schools cultivate new leaders and the many strengths and skills those leaders must draw upon.

Spotlight on Charter School Research

This Spotlight looks at how success of charter schools is measured, and how charters can collaborate with district schools.

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07/28 05:53 pm | Farewell to the 'Charting My Own Course' Teacher Blog | After four years of highs and lows, Marilyn Rhames is ending her award-winning Education Week Teacher blog.

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The struggling city school district is resting its hopes on replicating the success of the Science Leadership Academy, a school that emphasizes tech-focused, project-based learning.
September 24, 2013 - Education Week
More and more urban communities are adopting common applications, deadlines, and lotteries to smooth the enrollment process for parents—and schools.
September 24, 2013 - Education Week
The partnership of research organizations with local district and charter schools will study how the often-changing education policy landscape in the nation's capital affects students and teachers.
September 24, 2013 - Education Week
August 5, 2013 - Education Week
Tony Bennett resigned Thursday following the revelation that, as Indiana's K-12 chief, he took steps to boost the state grade given to a charter school run by a political donor.
August 1, 2013 | Updated: June 23, 2015 - Education Week
Some charter school operators, facing challenges in obtaining financing to open new facilities, have turned to options such as sharing space with traditional public schools.
July 25, 2013 - Education Week
Legislatures across the country have taken a variety of approaches to helping charter schools secure building space.
July 25, 2013 - Education Week
The Old Dominion is the fourth state to create an entity to turn around its lowest-performing schools.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
A sound-engineering class at Youth Connection's Innovations High School helped hook Devonte Perry McCullum on education.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Caring teachers, hands-on work, and a safe environment persuaded Kimberly Mitchell to take another go at high school.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week

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