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Fla. Charters Forced to Close

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Two low-rated Florida charter schools have been ordered to close after Commissioner of Education John Winn last week threatened to withhold state funds from the 171,000-student Palm Beach County district. The county school board plans to reverse a July decision to keep the charter schools open, a district spokesman said. The schools enroll 95 students. This is the first time Florida has forced charter schools to close under state rules passed this year.

Vol. 24, Issue 44, Page 24

Published in Print: August 10, 2005, as Fla. Charters Forced to Close

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