State board shuts down 3 charter schools due to failing test sco


State board shuts down 3 charter schools due to failing test scores


PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools has ordered three charter schools that earned failing ratings on state assessment tests to close.

The Arizona Charter Schools Association says the move shows the state is carefully monitoring charters, which are essentially public schools that receive state funding but are run by private entities.

The charter schools board issued notices to revoke the contracts of Omega Schools, Inc., Founding Fathers Academies, Inc., and Kin Dah Lichii Olta on Monday. The actions were taken after students at the schools failed statewide assessment tests three years in a row.

The Arizona Department of Education issued F grades to 11 schools this year, five of which were charters. Two of the five charters have already closed.

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