Massachusetts governor will propose new kind of public school

June 11, 2008
Massachusetts governor will propose new kind of public school "Readiness schools" would combine elements of charter schools and Boston's experimental pilot schools

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is set to propose a new form of public school that would assume unprecedented control over matters ranging from curriculum and hiring decisions to policies on school uniforms and the length of the school year. The governor's proposal for "readiness schools," a key element of his 10-year education plan to be unveiled later this month, aims to combine features of the state's charter schools and Boston's experimental pilot schools. Governed by local boards and freed from many constraints imposed by unions, school districts and the state, the readiness schools would adapt to community needs and offer new alternatives in school systems across the state, administration officials say.

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