Arizona Charter Schools Change Policies After ACLU Report

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Arizona education officials say documentation and policy changes have occurred at nearly 100 charter schools following a civil rights group's report last year that accused hundreds of schools of having discriminatory enrollment policies.

The Arizona Republic reports the report released in December by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona found that about 260 state-funded charter schools had conducted enrollment in ways that could be seen as unlawful.

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Officials say the Arizona Board for Charter Schools has revised its review and advisory processes to prevent enrollment violations.

Executive director Ashley Berg says the board has determined that 97 percent of the schools identified in the report are now compliant.

Berg says the remaining schools are working with the board to "ensure their enrollment documents and policies adhere to the law."

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