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Public Charter schools have grown in popularity since they first began operating in the District, from just four schools in 1995 to 60 schools operating on almost 100 campuses today. These schools are publicly funded but privately operated and have a lot more freedom than traditional public schools in terms of curriculum. The city's traditional public schools have been making gains in standardized tests and now offer specialized programming, which makes recruitment for a new charter school more challenging.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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