L.A. officials unexpectedly move to shut down charters implicated in cheating

In an unexpected action, Los Angeles school officials Tuesday voted against renewing the operating agreements of two charter schools involved in a cheating scandal last year, reports the Los Angeles Times. The decision could lead to a shutdown of all six schools run by the Crescendo organization. The vote by the Los Angeles Board of Education was based on the revelation at Tuesday’s meeting that a principal implicated in the cheating scandal had been hired by the outside organization brought in to manage the Crescendo schools…

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