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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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Charting My Own Course Blog

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.

Charters and Choice Blog

05/18 09:02 am | Success Academy One of Three Finalists for Broad Prize for Charter Schools | Texas-based Yes Prep and IDEA Public Schools are finalists for the annual Broad Prize along with Success Academy.

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New federal regulatory guidance that allows charter schools to hold weighted admissions lotteries in favor of disadvantaged students could make a long-term impact on charter enrollments.
March 20, 2014 - Education Week
Angered by Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to rescind co-location agreements for some charter schools, thousands of protesters took their fight to the state capitol.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
The Florida K-12 district was at odds with its 95 charter schools before Robert Runcie came along with an agenda for change and collaboration.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
The charter-management group in Chicago is taking a novel approach to building a corps of highly qualified, and racially diverse, teacher-candidates by recruiting its alumni.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
February 24, 2014 - Education Week
State education officials cite a litany of reasons for rejecting a recent group of applications, highlighting potential governance problems as a major concern.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
Private-school-choice legislation is part of a broader trend at the state level, and proposals are bidding for attention in the U.S. Senate.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
The number of charters may soon double in North Carolina, thanks to new laws lifting the state's charter cap and easing other restrictions on the schools.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
School districts find that costs and savings from blended learning vary by factors such as the size of the school system and the technology required.
January 27, 2014 - Education Week

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