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With an emphasis on independence and innovation, charter schools have sprouted up across the District. Now, 57 schools educate more than 27,000 students, and the number is climbing. To meet the demand, charters take root wherever they can - and a lot of their locations don’t look like your traditional schoolhouse. Jessica Gould reports that neighbors in one Northeast D.C. community say they’ve had enough with the quality - and quantity - of the charter schools nearby.


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