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Imani Charter tries to avoid becoming third school to close in central Germantown

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Citing poor academic performance and financial woes, the District recommended that Imani's charter not be renewed beyond this academic year. 

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.

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Comments (4)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on July 24, 2013 6:13 pm
Will this school be closed as quickly as Fulton Elementary? No, because it is a charter. It will have at least 2- -3 years to make its case. Meanwhile, Philadelphia public schools are closed in a few months.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on July 25, 2013 12:30 am
Months in addition to the ten to twenty years of failing performance. Strawberry Mansion?
Submitted by TEACHER (not verified) on July 25, 2013 9:27 am
african center charters are the most corrupt... they hire family first fire great teachers they have the most nepotism
Submitted by Student/Anonymous (not verified) on August 28, 2013 9:12 am
ITs a good school the should keep it open but then again "african center charters are the most corrupt... they hire family first fire great teachers" that is so true

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