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Report: Charter Schools

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AIR DATE: September 13, 2004

  • Charter Schools are considered a possible solution to high drop out rates offering a variety of different schedules and programs that could be more appealing to some troubled students. But in Nevada they report the highest level of dropout rates according to state statistics, up to 30 percent in the first year the state collected data in 1999. That's just one of a host of problems some charter schools face. Next month the Liaison to Charter Schools for the School District plans to recommend that one be shut down. KNPR's Ky Plaskon reports.
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