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Charter schools plead for money after data error costs $2.3 million

A data-entry error has a cost an Atlanta charter school operation $2.3 million, prompting a plea to Georgia lawmakers for help.

It’s a problem for Atlanta Public Schools because the charter operator, Kindezi School, is part of the city’s school turnaround strategy.

Dean Leeper, the Kindezi founder, asked a House of Representatives subcommittee Monday for nearly $1 million that should have been requested previously through the state's formal budgeting process for two of his schools.

APS sent an administrator to testify by his side.

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...Data-entry error costs Atlanta charter schools $2.3 million

...Georgia low-performing schools selected for “turnaround”

...Georgia’s persistently lowest-performing schools identified

...Deal signs school turnaround legislation, calls it a ‘dramatic step’

 

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