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Massachusetts Education Board Leader Defends Pro-Charter Donations

Paul Sagan, the chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, maintains his hands are clean following the disclosure that he donated hundreds […]

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Voters Reject Question 2, Charter School Cap Will Remain

The cap on charter school expansion in Massachusetts is here to stay—for now. Voters have rejected Question 2, the ballot measure that sought to lift the cap, […]

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Moody’s Says Question 2 Could Hurt Boston’s Credit Rating

Moody’s, the credit-rating agency, has come out with an eleventh hour warning about what could happen should Massachusetts voters pass Question 2, and lift the […]

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Teacher Unions Call for SEC Investigation into Baker’s ‘Possible Pay-to-Play Scheme’

Update: Monday, 9:45 a.m. Madeloni and Gosnell have filed a formal complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission, demanding the federal agency invesitgate Gov. Baker’s ties […]

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New WBUR Poll Shows More Support for Legalizing Marijuana, Keeping Charter Cap

Massachusetts voters are increasingly in favor legalizing recreational marijuana and keeping the state cap on charter school expansion this November, according to the latest poll […]

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Boston School Committee Unanimously Votes Against Question 2

The Boston School Committee unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday declaring its formal opposition to Question 2, the November ballot measure that would lift the cap on charter […]

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Conservative Group’s Report Offers Glowing Forecast If Charter Cap Lifted

Not only would the state spend more on each student in its public schools if Question 2 passes, but their performance will improve as well, according to a […]

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Head of Massachusetts Education Board Gave $100K to Pro-Charter Group

Paul Sagan, chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, made a $100,000 donation to a pro-charter group that has expansion opponents clamoring for […]

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Best Schools in Boston 2016

With charter school legislation on the ballot this year, the fight between the pro-charter and anti-charter faithful is reaching a fever pitch. Here’s what you need to know, plus our exclusive ranking of area high schools.

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The Great Charter Schools Debate

With charter school legislation on the ballot this year, the fight between the pro-charter and anti-charter faithful is reaching a fever pitch. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Charter Cheat Sheet: A Guide to Charter Schools in Massachusetts

A primer for parents.

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Why I Love My Charter School

Three families make their case, arguing that charters emphasize open communication and personal responsibility.