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Imagine Schools to Ohio: “See You in Court!”

When the Ohio Department of Education moved to close two imagine charters for “overall poor performance,” Imagine Schools responded like someone trying to get out of a speeding ticket: it’s suing the state for failing to close schools that perform even worse. As reported in the Akron Beacon Journal: The lawsuit alleges that the state […] Read More »

New Orleans charter is cashing in on copper

A New Orleans charter school admitted to selling copper, stripped from the school, for cash. Leaders at the International High School of New Orleans admitted that they “removed copper components from the heating and air conditioning system… without permission from the state or the Recovery School District” even though the Orleans Parish School Board owns the building. The state […] Read More »

Imagine Schools ordered to pay $1 million for self dealing

The Columbus Dispatch reports more charter school finance and facility problems. In Missouri, a federal judge ordered Imagine Schools to pay $1 million for “forcing a lucrative lease agreement on a school it operated.” Under the complex deal, Imagine Schools negotiated the pricey lease with SchoolHouse Finance and presented it to the school board of […] Read More »