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Governor Baker Announces Legislation to Expand Educational Opportunity

On Oct. 8, Governor Charlie Baker announced that he will file legislation intended to add or expand up to 12 charter schools annually, in addition to the 120 currently allowed under state law in Massachusetts, with a focus on the lowest-performing districts.

The legislation would also improve access to charter schools for high-need students, create partnership opportunities between charters and school districts, and enable charters to enter into choice-based district enrollment systems.

Read more about the legislation.

Read Governor Baker's testimony to the Education Committee.

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