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What happens to 116 high school students when their charter school closes a month into the year

What happens to 116 high school students when their charter school closes a month into the year

Outside a synagogue on Pico Boulevard, home to the independent charter City High School, signs beckoned families to join: “Now Enrolling! 9th and 10th grade.” 

But on Friday morning, the classrooms were mostly empty. Instead, the blue chairs on which students sat for the last month were arranged in a circle outside on the courtyard’s cracked asphalt. Parents, students and teachers passed around a palm-sized stuffed lion and mourned the loss of their school, just a month into its second year.

“It’s like a funeral,” said Tiffany Bowen, whose son Sudan was in 10th grade. “You...

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