Charter school to share Minneapolis public school space

  • Article by: PATRICE RELERFORD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 2, 2008 - 10:40 PM

A popular North Side vocational charter school is planning to move its program to North Community High School next fall.

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summit6Dec. 2, 0811:21 PM

Bill Green, Bernadia johnson, and the school board are to be commended on embracing a partnership with Dunwoody academy. It will bring an excellence to a community institution that was dying on the vine. I have long felt that the district should not fear charters as I encouraged families to vote with their feet because of poor service and a faltering performance. while charters have recently come under criticism lately, the public made its point. Now, the district is responding in an innovative way that is best for kids. We finally got out of the box. Louis J. King II Former Minneapolis School Board Member

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Tadams25Dec. 3, 08 6:53 PM

I am very pleased to see Minneapolis Public Schools embarking on new partnerships. This is a step in the right direction to enhance quality education for our nations youth.

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realitychickDec. 8, 0812:01 PM

As a Dunwoody Academy parent, I oppose this partnership. One reason parents have moved out of the public schools and into charters is behavior/dispcilpline. As proven in Robbinsdale this past week, schools do not have the ability to teach 6 hours a day because teachers ahve to deal with behaviors and crownd control. Charter schools have the ability to remove students permanently from the school if they do not follow school rules. Dunwoody Academy cleaned up it's classrooms and the students are learning and soaring. Where do you think those other students went? Down the street to North High, most likely. Now you are inviting them to be part of the program again. This is a boon to MPOS because they are losing students, but why jeopardize a successful program? Do North High parents realize their students are not going to be Dunwoody Academy students? This is just MPS keeping a building open (that would have closed next year) by leasing some space.

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