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Expansion rejection is unfair, charter school says

MALDEN — The highly ranked Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden is vigorously objecting to the denial of its request to expand by 400 students, contending that it has been singled out by the state for issues that are ignored at other charter schools.

In a 27-page document submitted to the Massachusetts Board of ­Elementary and Secondary Education Friday, Mystic Valley contends that state Education Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester’s decision to block the expansion was “arbitrary, capricious, and discriminatory.”

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