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Case of Boys Prep shows charter schools face same startup challenges

Facilities problems, board turmoil, high attrition — just a taste of what can go wrong with first-year charter More

Charter authorizer in the works, but state board of education opposes new panel

The issue is expected to take off on Capitol Hill as soon as education officials and lawmakers tidy up details on how to outsource the local school boards’ responsibility to vet and approve charter schools to an outside agency. More

School board members split on pursuing legal action against state

Board is set to meet next month to decide on course of action regarding $3.4 million in withheld funds   More

Metro school board rejects Great Hearts, defies state order — again

Decision to deny Phoenix-based charter group for fourth time in three-plus months came down to 5-4 vote   More

Emails reveal how state officials plotted ways around Metro on Great Hearts' decision

In Great Hearts case, education commissioner wasn’t mere observer but contemplated how group should appeal to state More

State could withhold funds from Metro following Great Hearts deferral

Commissioner Kevin Huffman said Metro is violating state law by not authorizing charter group's application More

UPDATED: State board overturns Metro, authorizes Great Hearts' charter plan

Board’s action redirects Great Hearts’ proposal back to Metro, ordering the local body to authorize charter More

State Ed. board director recommends overturning Metro board's Great Hearts denial

Decision is in hands of 9-member Haslam-appointed state board, which is scheduled to vote on it Friday More

Dean's letter to state board on Great Hearts surprises some, puts mayor in 'odd' position

Councilmen, school board member say they are surprised by the mayor's move More

Great Hearts makes charter case to state; decision expected next week

In a letter, Mayor Dean urges state board to overturn Metro school board denial of Great Hearts' application More
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