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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

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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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Joining Forces
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The mayor and the teachers’ union have agreed on a plan that calls for taking over struggling schools and revamping salary scales.
April 24, 2012 - Education Week
As gubernatorial campaigns heat up around the country, K-12 policy feeds into the fight, though specifics vary state to state.
April 12, 2012 - Education Week
Dozens of outside groups, including unions, companies, and foundations, swing in to help McDowell County.
March 30, 2012 - Education Week
Supporters of tying teacher evaluations to student performance differ over whether individuals' results should be made public.
March 27, 2012 - Education Week
School districts and local unions still have to hammer out details in the wake of a grand bargain on teacher evaluations.
March 13, 2012 - Education Week
New groups aim to stake out a place for parents' voices amid a crowded field of advocates and policymakers.
March 6, 2012 - Education Week
The Supreme Court last week heard arguments on whether unions should give nonmembers more chances to object to extra fees or dues.
January 17, 2012 - Education Week
Collective bargaining is being used as a vehicle to drive both teacher and student learning.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
The growing practice of incorporating student test scores into teacher evaluations can make or break budding union-district partnerships.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
Many believe state school chiefs, governors, and lawmakers should play a bigger role in bringing unions and districts together.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week

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