Closing A Failing School Is Normal, But Not Easy, In Charters-Only New Orleans

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Sep 11, 12:00 AM

Closing A Failing School Is Normal, But Not Easy, In Charters-Only New Orleans

In exchange for their relative autonomy, charter schools have a mandate: perform or close. According to district officials, Medard H. Nelson Charter School did not uphold its end of the bargain. The school earned an F from the state for the last four years based on standardized test scores. Just 11% of students tested at "mastery" level (which the state considers grade level) in recent years.

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