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Five new charter schools get initial nod

Proposals to open five new charter schools and expand 11 existing ones across Massachusetts won coveted recommendations from the state’s education commissioner Friday as part of an effort to provide more students with ­high-caliber educational opportunities, officials announced Friday.

The five charter school proposals, including two in Boston, prevailed in a crowded field that initially boasted 22 applicants last summer. That field was winnowed down to 11 ­finalists in the fall.

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