Charter Schools
L.A. County education officials seek to revoke group's charter

The Los Angeles County Board of Education has notified a South Los Angeles charter school organization that it intends to revoke its charter after a state audit found that administrators funneled millions in state funds to the schools' founder and former director, her relatives and close associates. The county board voted unanimously this month to notify officials of Wisdom Academy for Young Scientists of its intent after a lengthy review of the audit's findings. A public hearing is scheduled for Oct. 21. Meanwhile, the audit's findings have been turned over to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, said Kostas Kalaitzidis, a spokesman for the county...