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Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Assault At Charter School

A new lawsuit filed by attorney Jeff Herman alleges that a 7-year-old boy was bullied and sexually assaulted by an 11-year-old boy at the Downtown Miami Charter School.

CBS Miami–07/02/2012

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MAST Academy Supporters Against Expansion Proposal

Some parents who send their children to the highly regarded Maritime & Science Technology (MAST) Academy on Key Biscayne are upset about village and school district’s plan to develop a 6-12 grade home school on the property.

06/10/2012

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Dade School Board Votes To Shutter Balere Academy

A South Miami-Dade charter school that outraged parents after it was linked to boozy after-hours parties appears to be headed to closure, after the Dade School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to shut the Balere Language Academy down.

04/18/2012

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Little Havana Charter School Principal Accused Of FCAT Tampering

A Little Havana charter school principal is under investigation after school officials say he tampered with Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test booklets.

CBS4–04/16/2012

(Source: AP/Brian Bohannon)

Scott Weighs In On Failing School Bill

A possible showdown over a hotly contested bill that would let parents at failing schools “trigger” a turnaround plan has died in the Senate on a 20-20 vote.

CBS4–03/09/2012

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Troubled Coconut Grove Charter School Gets Reprieve From District

A Miami-Dade charter school in the midst of a forensic audit concerning questions about school funding will not be closed by the Miami-Dade School district, for now.

CBS4–11/16/2011

(Photo Source: Miami Herald)  An advertisement for a party lists the location as 10875 Quail Roost Drive, the address for Balare Language Academy.

Parents Say S. Fla. Charter School Doubles As Nightclub

The attorney for a Miami-Dade charter school is promising a thorough investigation after complaints that the school has turned into a nightclub on weekends with wild, alcohol-involved parties.

CBS4–09/02/2011

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I-Team: Lawmakers React To Charter School FCAT Failures

Of Florida’s 2,280 public elementary and middle schools, only 17 scored an “F” on the FCAT. Of the state’s 270 Charter elementary and middle schools, 15 flunked.

CBS4–07/06/2011

Renaissance Elementary Charter School is the only school in Miami-Dade County to receive the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award in 2008. (CBS4)

FCAT Results: Charter Schools Have High Failure Rate

In Miami-Dade, a greater percentage of charter schools failed than public schools.

CBS4–07/05/2011

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District 119 Rep. Fresen Facing Ethics Complaint

Florida Representative Erik Fresen, a Republican who represents District 111 in west Miami-Dade, is the target of an ethics complaint filed by a Leon County woman who claims he voted on charter school legislation without disclosing his sister’s connection to a for-profit charter school company.

CBS4–04/29/2011

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