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State Sen. Garrett Mason

Students sit waiting for class to start at Harlem Success Academy, a free, public elementary charter school March 30, 2009 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. All students at the charter school are required to wear uniforms, and boys wear shirts and ties.  The charter school emphasizes usual classes like science, geography, and social studies, as well as instruction in chess, art, and dance.(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Number of students attending charter schools soars

MIAMI (AP) — The number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their expansion, according to figures released Wednesday.

CBS Tampa–12/07/2011

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