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New York-Based Charter School Operator To Take Over D.C. School

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A New York-based charter school operator has agreed to take over a large public charter school in Washington that was nearly closed last year for poor academic performance.

The Washington Post reports that Democracy Prep will take over the Imagine Southeast school beginning this summer. The group says it plans to continue offering single-sex classes at the school.

The school will be renamed Democracy Prep Congress Heights Public Charter School and will continue to serve students in pre-K through sixth grade. Students who are currently enrolled will be guaranteed a spot at the school.

Democracy Prep has built a reputation for raising test scores among poor children in Harlem. The group operates nine campuses in New York and New Jersey.

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