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Chancery High gives hope, future for struggling Orange County students

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Estefania Rivera enrolled in her zoned public high school as the new girl, but the bullying became too much for her to handle. Merciless in their torment, the other kids “mobbed and harassed” her every day. It reached the point where Rivera didn’t want to go to school anymore. “I had no friends,” she said. “So, they thought there was something wrong with me.” So, Rivera just quit going to school. When the bus came, she’d wait outside. When her parents were…

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ProPublica hit piece will deliver ‘inaccurate, untruthful’ attack on Orlando charter school

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Searching for the best way to teach our nation’s children, many communities see charter schools as one of the most effective ways to help students otherwise struggling to make it in public education. Nevertheless, the pursuit of alternative solutions does not sit well with some, particularly those in the media who view charter schools a disruption of the status quo. With the election of President Donald Trump and his provocative nomination of Betsy DeVos — a longtime school-choice advocate — as U.S. Secretary of…

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