Accountability—Not Just For Boards

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Worcester Telegram

Mar 2, 1:00 AM

Reform in action

The board’s actions mean that another 7,000 seats will be opening for students whose families want the kind of flexibility and innovation these schools offer, with most of the new schools in urban areas, including Boston and Springfield. The state Board of Education took a major step forward Monday by approving 16 public charter school applications and placing one, Worcester’s Seven Hills Charter School, on probation for failing to make adequate academic progress. The board’s actions mean that another 7,000 seats will be opening for students whose families want the kind of flexibility and innovation these schools offer, with most of the new schools in urban areas, including Boston and Springfield.

Tags: charter schools, accountability

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