Riley throws in towel on New Bedford charter plan  

Turns to backup plan for larger charter school in wake of Beacon Hill roadblocks

FOUR MONTHS AFTER he unveiled a novel proposal for a New Bedford charter school billed as a way to ease the acrimony that has plagued the state’s education sector, Massachusetts education commissioner Jeff Riley pulled the plug on the plan, which had only seemed to trigger a fresh round of the warring he sought to(...)

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