New Or­leans char­ter group to open school in Lit­tle Rock

El Dorado News-Times - - Opinion -

NEW OR­LEANS (AP) — An or­ga­ni­za­tion that runs four char­ter schools in New Or­leans has been ap­proved to op­er­ate a school in Arkansas.

Ein­stein Char­ter Schools of New Or­leans said Fri­day it has been au­tho­rized by the Arkansas State Board of Ed­u­ca­tion to open a new K-3 school in the Lit­tle Rock School District.

The group's news re­lease says it's the first "New Or­leans-grown" char­ter group to repli­cate its pro­gram in an­other state.

Most pub­lic schools in New Or­leans are char­ter schools — tax­payer-funded pub­lic schools run by in­de­pen­dent or­ga­ni­za­tions un­der char­ters ap­proved by state or lo­cal ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cials.

Ein­stein's re­lease says its schools in New Or­leans serve 1,400 K-10 stu­dents.

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