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Ore. Elementary Charters Found Lacking in Diversity

By McClatchy-Tribune — October 22, 2013 1 min read
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The six least-diverse Oregon elementary schools all are charter schools, according to a new state education department analysis. They have the fewest low-income students, students who speak English as a second language, and students who are black, Latino, Pacific Islander, or Native American.

Four of those six schools registered top-tier performance on this year’s school report cards.

Rather than being assigned to a charter school based on where they live, families have to apply, be admitted by lottery if there are too many applicants, and provide their own transportation to the school.

A version of this article appeared in the October 09, 2013 edition of Education Week as Ore. Elementary Charters Found Lacking in Diversity

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