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Charter schools lag in serving the neediest

Disparity widens rift with districts

By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / August 12, 2009

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Governor Deval Patrick has touted his proposed expansion of charter schools as a way to help students who face the greatest academic challenges, such as language barriers and disabilities. But a Globe analysis shows that charter schools in cities targeted by the proposal tend to enroll few special education students or English language learners. (Full article: 1051 words)

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