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Prospects Dim For Oakland’s American Indian Model Schools

June 27, 2013 | 4:08 pm

Prospects Dim For Oakland’s American Indian Model Schools

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by Barbara Grady, Oakland Local Prospects are dimming for the American Indian Model Schools continuing on, after the Alameda County Board of Education voted this week to uphold a revocation of its charter and school officials noted that student enrollment has fallen by half in the midst of the uncertainty. Academically, the three American Indian […]

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June 7, 2013 | 8:29 am

Oakland American Indian Charter Schools Granted Reprieve

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An Alameda County judge says three top-ranked charter schools in Oakland may stay in business, for now, as they fight accusations of mismanagement. On March 20, the Oakland Unified school board voted 4-3 to revoke their charters, after finding the schools had not done enough to correct past financial problems. Yesterday’s ruling allows the American […]

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June 6, 2013 | 1:09 pm

Oakland’s American Indian Schools Take Fight to Court

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A charter school can’t do much without a charter, so the American Indian Model Schools are asking a judge to save theirs. The Oakland Unified School District yanked the schools’ charter on March 20, accusing the system of fiscal mismanagement. School managers say they addressed the concerns. The district says they ignored a year’s worth […]

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April 15, 2013 | 11:38 am

High-Performing American Indian Charter Schools Struggle for Survival

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Sometimes success is not enough. Students at the American Indian Model Schools have consistently outperformed most of their peers nationwide. But on Sunday night parents and board members were groping for a way to keep the schools’ doors open. The Oakland school board voted on March 20 to revoke the schools’ charter at the end […]

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