Mo. education officials help manage closure of charters

04/23/2012 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri education officials are working to assist the transfer of as many as 3,800 students to new schools after the closure of six schools in the Imagine charter network in St. Louis, the largest such closure to date in the U.S. Related tasks include the recovery of materials and equipment paid for with federal funds and the settlement of pay and benefits for teachers and staff. "We don't have a blueprint in place, but we're building one," Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said of the closures. "Our success will be measured by the outcome of every child being placed successfully in a school in August."

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