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Accountability Issues Vex Some Charter Schools

Problems at a St. Paul charter school are adding fuel for critics who say it's too difficult to figure out who's accountable when there are problems in Minnesota's 150 such schools.

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Research Documents Charter Schools’ Growth

A new analysis of Minnesota school data finds charter enrollment nearly quadrupled in the past decade. The analysis by the Center for School Change found enrollment at traditional schools fell 5 percent in the same period, though they still have many more students than charters.

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STRIDE Academy A Popular Option for Students [AUDIO]

Yesterday (Wednesday) we told you about a national report on the growing popularity of Public Charter Schools. The Executive Director of STRIDE Academy here in St. Cloud says that's the case for them as well.

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Number of Students Attending Charter Schools Soars

The number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their expansion.

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Dozens Of Minn. Charter Schools Face Closure

Dozens of Minnesota charter schools could be forced to close under a 2009 law designed to tighten supervision of their innovative programs. The law requires every charter school be paired with a school district, college or nonprofit that monitors its finances and performance. The "authorizers" have until June 30 to demonstrate they're up to the job. But some authorizers are unwilling or unable and plan to cut ties with their schools.

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