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After Charter Schools Close, Parents Race To Find New Placements

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School officials throughout the region are considering applying for a waiver of some No Child Left Behind rules after the Department of Education said it would allow such waivers earlier this week.
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School officials throughout the region are considering applying for a waiver of some No Child Left Behind rules after the Department of Education said it would allow such waivers earlier this week.

The D.C. charter school system recently closed several schools, and more than 700 students and their parents have been scrambling to find new placements. Charter school advocates defend the decision to close ineffective schools… they say it's the charters' "tough-love" approach that makes their test scores outshine those of traditional public schools. But parents say in the short term, these decisions often leave them and their children hanging. Education reporter Kavitha Cardoza has the story.

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