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Friday, April 1, 2016
The Massachusetts Senate released a bill on Thursday that would overhaul the way
Boston Globe
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The bill, being announced at the State House on Thursday morning, is largely focused on addressing the push to lift the Commonwealth’s cap on the allowed number of charter schools.
The Bay State Banner
Thursday, March 31, 2016
A group of state senators today rolled out compromise legislation that would over the next ten years raise the cap on the percentage of charter schools operating in low-performing school districts from the current 18 percent to 23 percent.
Boston Globe
Monday, March 28, 2016
The high-stakes fight over lifting the state’s cap on charter schools has become highly racialized, making one of the most contentious political contests in Massachusetts’ recent history even more tense.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
BOSTON – People accused of stealing items worth between $250 and $1,500 would no longer be charged with felonies in Massachusetts under a bill passed by the Senate. The legislation is intended to make it easier for offenders to “get their lives ba...
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a self-described “ally of charter public schools,” found common ground Monday with some of the students who walked out of his city’s district schools in a protest over funding, as each spoke in opposition to a ballot initia...
The Boston Globe
Monday, February 29, 2016
The antagonists in a bitter feud over lifting the state’s cap on charter schools appear to be careening toward a winner-take-all contest at the ballot box in November, with both sides skeptical of the Legislature’s attempt to craft a compromise before then.
Jamaica Plain Gazette
Friday, February 26, 2016
There was unanimous disapproval from community members and elected officials to the MBTA proposal to raise fares during a Feb. 10 meeting. Dozens of attendees shared their concerns about the potential fare increase. Nobody at the meeting ...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
About 200 students, teachers, parents and community members unhappy with funding levels for Boston Public Schools made their presence known Wednesday...
The Huffington Post
Sunday, February 7, 2016
This time around Massachusetts will not be the first state to implement these protections, but we ought to be the next.