by Aaron Moselle for NewsWorks
Imani Education Circle Charter School's fight to stay open kicked off Tuesday inside Philadelphia School District headquarters.
Over the next three days, a hearing officer will listen to testimony concerning the independent Germantown charter school's academic and financial track record over the course of its last charter term, which began in 2008 and ended this June.
How they got here
Citing poor academic performance and financial woes, the District recommended that Imani's charter not be renewed beyond this academic year.
In mid-May, the School Reform Commission approved the District's recommendation, triggering this week's non-renewal proceedings.