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School overhaul bill ready for vote

Deal may double charter schools in troubled districts

Mayor Thomas M. Menino talked to sixth-grader Bryan Vaval during a visit to Edwards Middle School in Charlestown, where Menino and Governor Deval Patrick spoke optimistically about overhauling schools. Mayor Thomas M. Menino talked to sixth-grader Bryan Vaval during a visit to Edwards Middle School in Charlestown, where Menino and Governor Deval Patrick spoke optimistically about overhauling schools. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / January 14, 2010

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A legislative conference committee came to agreement last night on a much-anticipated bill that would give superintendents extraordinary powers to overhaul failing schools and would double the number of charter school seats in the state’s worst school districts. (Full article: 782 words)

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