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The end of the Renaissance

Submitted by on 1, August 14, 2008 – 3:45 pmNo Comment

We here at The Island must admit, we’ve been remiss. We’ve been meaning to follow up on all this charter school stuff we wrote about months and months ago, but the summer just got away from us. So without further ado … an update.

We first checked in with the folks at the Alameda County Office of Education to see when their board would be hearing Renaissance Leadership Academy’s appeal of our school board’s denial of their charter. And they told us that Renaissance withdrew its appeal. So what’s next for these folks? Stay tuned.

Renaissance was one of two charters turned down by the school board in recent months; the second, Nea Community Learning Center, was denied by the school board in January and then again by the county Board of Education in April. (They haven’t filed an appeal with the state, though if our addled memory serves, they weren’t planning to).

Assistant superintendent Debbie Wong said the district has not heard from either entity, though she said each has gotten feedback from the district on their applications. “They are always welcome to resubmit,” she said.

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