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Maryland General Assembly
Chartering success
Chartering success

A new report by the Abell Foundation concludes that Maryland needs to dramatically increase the state's efforts to recruit successful charter school organizations in order to boost achievement levels among low-income minority students in underperforming public schools. It's a finding that has been echoed by several recent studies, and officials are apparently beginning to take heed. Given Gov. Larry Hogan's pledge to make expanded access to charter schools a priority for his administration — and his appointment this month of former Del. Kieffer Mitchell as a special adviser on the issue — lawmakers need to step up to the plate this year and finally ensure...