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Former LAUSD board president will run troubled charter school group
Former LAUSD board president will run troubled charter school group

A local charter school group that is battling for survival has turned to a well-known and sometimes controversial education figure to take charge. Magnolia Public Schools, under fire for money management and other issues, has hired former L.A. school board President Caprice Young as its new chief executive. Magnolia, based in Westminster, operates eight schools within the L.A. Unified School District, but three face closing after district officials decided last year not to renew them. A court injunction is keeping them open. Charters are free, publicly funded schools that are exempt from some rules that govern traditional campuses. A recent L.A. school district audit concluded that...

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