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Charters: Heading to Memphis

Alexander Russo | June 5, 2013

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Screen shot 2013-06-05 at 4.21.09 PMThere are 210 charter schools in LAUSD this year, according to the California Charter Schools Association. Many of them hope to grow and expand within LA.

However, as part of the continued growth of charter schools nationwide, some Los Angeles-area charter school networks are spreading to other parts of the country, either by starting new schools or helping turn around existing ones.

For example, Citizens of the World has expanded to New York City.  Future Is Now, started by Green Dot founder Steve Barr, is operating in New Orleans. Green Dot most recently announced it has been approved to operate in Memphis starting in 2014.

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