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10/21/2021 - Arch Community Charter Loses its Sponsor

The University of Missouri-St. Louis will not renew its sponsorship of the Arch Community charter school in north St. Louis, potentially leading to its closure at the end of the school year.

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10/20/2021 - Public school with ties to polygamous Kingston group looks to expand

A public charter school in West Valley City with ties to the polygamous Kingston group has decided it will look into the possibility of expanding, despite looming questions related to the school’s handling of millions of taxpayer dollars.

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10/18/2021 - State Auditor sends report on Hmong school’s hedge fund investment to prosecutor’s office

The Office of the State Auditor on Monday released an investigative report finding that a St. Paul charter school’s $5 million investment with a hedge fund violated state law and the school’s own investment policy.

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10/18/2021 - Parents say a Duluth charter school ignored a racially hostile environment for years

Katelyn Hansen happened to be waiting at the front office at Duluth Edison Charter Schools’ (DECS) Raleigh Academy when she says she saw a teacher forcefully pulling her ten-year old daughter down the hallway.

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10/16/2021 - Parents sue Minnesota charter school alleging racist behavior

The parents of several Black and biracial students are suing the operator of a Minnesota charter school on behalf of their children, alleging that the school failed to prevent “racist, unfair, hurtful and at times dangerous interactions” at the hands of both students and staff.

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10/14/2021 - District accuses Singleton Charter School of rehiring employee who failed background check

The parents of several Black and biracial students are suing the operator of a Minnesota charter school on behalf of their children, alleging that the school failed to prevent “racist, unfair, hurtful and at times dangerous interactions” at the hands of both students and staff.

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10/14/2021 - Students question new policy that prohibits clubs at Great Hearts charter schools

One of Jack Miller’s favorite parts about high school has been participating in his school’s Key Club. The 17-year-old has been part of student group focused on public service ever since his freshman year at North Phoenix Preparatory Academy, a Great Hearts Academies charter school.

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10/14/2021 - Charter school commission overrides Metro Schools, approves new school

One of Jack Miller’s favorite parts about high school has been participating in his school’s Key Club. The 17-year-old has been part of student group focused on public service ever since his freshman year at North Phoenix Preparatory Academy, a Great Hearts Academies charter school.

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10/08/2021 - This Massachusetts school lost all but 3 of 23 teachers; See the 50 school districts with the lowest percentages of teacher retention

In February 2020, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to renew the school’s charter through June 30, 2025, and placed the school on probation with conditions. The board also at that time voted to consolidate that school with City on a Hill Charter Public School Dudley Square. Before the 2020 meeting, the board of trustees voted to surrender the City on a Hill New Bedford charter.

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10/08/2021 - After hedge fund fiasco, Hmong charter school may keep superintendent

In the wake of a $4.3 million loss from an illegal hedge fund investment, Hmong College Prep Academy’s school board appears to be standing by its superintendent.

The board on Friday appointed a transition team whose tasks will include searching for a new authorizer by June. The current authorizer, Bethel University, has said it no longer wants to do that job beyond 2023.

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10/06/2021 - Tuition-free Minneapolis charter school closes a month after opening

A brand new Minneapolis charter school announced on Wednesday it is closing its doors immediately, just weeks after it opened.

In a post on its website, the Minneapolis School of New Music’s founder Bart Johnson writes the school will be shutting down permanently just as the school year gets underway. Johnson blames a shortage of staff that forced the decision to close the school on Thomas Avenue North in Minneapolis’ Camden neighborhood.

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10/06/2021 - In East Texas, Cleveland ISD Needed Money. The State Sent Charter Schools Instead.

Instead of offering funding and flexibility to the public schools, he said, the state fast-tracked the expansion of charter schools that aren’t held to the same standards of community accountability or required to find a seat for every student regardless of ability or disciplinary status.

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