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Salem News

Mar 11, 1:00 AM

New charter school off to a good start

For that reason and others, about 30 high school dropouts showed up for the first public meeting for Salem Community Charter School, a new public high school that will open in September for dropouts and students at risk of dropping out. School officials spoke in English and then waited while a translator repeated their words in Spanish. The meeting was held a short distance from The Point, a neighborhood with many Dominican families. The large number of former students who packed the small room surprised even Superintendent William Cameron, who said before the meeting that he didn't know if anyone would show up. Once students have dropped out of school, it can be hard to get them back, school officials said.

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