Well-performing and financially sound charter schools could get more flexibility for operations. Calls for a school funding study and directs most chartering authority to local school board level. Pictured, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan listen as Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, left, reads "The Little Engine That Could" to students at Empowerment Academy charter school.
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