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U.S. grants set stage for 15 new charter schools

  • 10-05-2010
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By Melody Gutierrez/Sacramento Bee

Aspire Public Schools, which operates two Sacramento charter schools, has received a windfall of financial support that will allow the public school system to open 15 new charters in California over the next five years. The U.S. Department of Education awarded Aspire $6 million in grants, which comes on the heels of a $1 million donation from Oprah Winfrey two weeks ago. Aspire CEO James Willcox said expanding in Sacramento is a possibility, but it's still early in the process and locations statewide have not been identified. (more…)

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