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Montgomery County To Get Its First Charter School

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Members of Crossway Community charter school provider, left,  give a presentation on their charter school proposal to the Montgomery County board of education.
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Members of Crossway Community charter school provider, left, give a presentation on their charter school proposal to the Montgomery County board of education.

The school will take students in pre-kindergarten through third grades, and hopes to open its doors in Kensington by the fall of 2012, according the Washington Post.

The Crossways proposal was one of two charter school plans that came before the school board this year; before leaving office in May, former superintendent Dr. Jerry Weast recommended approval of the Montessori plan, but not the other for a environment-focused school for grades K-8 in Germantown.

Charter schools haven't taken hold as quickly in Montgomery County as they have in D.C. or Baltimore, largely due to the high rankings for the county's existing school system.

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