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Green Dot, based in L.A., plans to open schools in other states
Green Dot, based in L.A., plans to open schools in other states

Green Dot Public Schools, a locally based group of charter campuses, announced this week it has set up a national organization to manage expansion into Tennessee and Washington. In Memphis, Green Dot will take over as many as five middle schools and five high schools. Charters are free public schools operated independently of local districts and exempt from many rules that govern traditional campuses. Green Dot has been one of the best known local charter organizations and one of the larger ones in the country, with 21 schools, 11,000 students and a $130-million budget. The new Memphis charters will accept all students from the local attendance areas, essentially replacing the former...

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