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Charter school advocates want cap removed in Mass.

Number of schools limited in Bay State

Three years after state lawmakers lifted the cap on the number of charter schools that can legally operate in Massachusetts, advocates urged lawmakers Tuesday to abolish it, citing a study that found that the schools outperform traditional public schools in the state, particularly in Boston.

The study by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes found that 83 percent of Boston charter schools have significantly better gains than their traditional public school peers in reading and math and that no Boston charter schools have significantly lower gains.

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