Thursday, January 7, 2010

House passes ed reform bill

The Massachusetts House of Representatives just passed the education reform bill that would lift the cap on the number of charter schools in underperforming districts. The bill still has to be reconciled with the Senate version. They’re working on a pretty tight deadline. In order to qualify for federal Race to the Top funds (potentially $250 million for Mass.), the governor has to sign the legislation into law by the middle of January. Boston’s counting on this money to help turnaround 14 schools and help create in-district charter schools.

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