Gov. John Bel Edwards’ bid to curb growth among charter school measures before Legislature this week

Efforts to put new rules on charter schools, including Gov. John Bel Edwards’ bid to curb their growth, are about to get initial votes in the Legislature.

Up to seven bills dealing with charter schools are set for hearings in the House Education Committee on Wednesday morning.

Still more are on Thursday’s agenda for the Senate Education Committee, likely including the Edwards-backed proposal — Senate Bill 170 — that would ban the state’s top school board from approving charter schools rejected by local boards in districts rated A or B.

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