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MAY 04, 2016 – Achievement First Hartford Put On Probation

The State Board of Education renewed the charter for Achievement First Hartford Academy Wednesday for a shorter period than normal — three years instead of five — and placed the school on probation for the next year.

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JULY 17, 2015 – Charter school founders indicted for allegedly embezzling $2.6M

Annette Cluff, the founding superintendent of The Varnett Public School, and Alsie Cluff Jr., her husband and a former VPS board member and employee, have been charged with allegedly embezzling more than $2.6 million in funds intended for the Houston-based charter school, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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OCT 02, 2014 – Charter school fraud has cost Pennsylvania at least $30 million

Pennsylvania’s charter schools are rife with fraud and mismanagement, as anyone who reads local newspapers knows. But a new report from the Center for Popular Democracy, “Integrity in Education, and Action United” details just how big the problem is.

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JUL 24, 2012 – Charter School Founder Dorothy June Brown Charged in $6 Million Fraud Scheme

Dorothy June Brown, 75, of Haverford, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with defrauding three charter schools of more than $6.5 million between 2007 and April 2011.

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