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Charter Schools Group Gets $10-Million Grant

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A California charter schools organization is among five groups receiving federal grants to help build campuses in crowded urban areas, the U.S. Department of Education announced this week.

The department awarded $10 million to the California Charter Schools Assn. to create a California Charter Building Fund.

The grant will help bring new charters -- independently operated public schools -- to crowded areas in which traditionally run schools are failing to meet standards under the federal No Child Left Behind law.


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