Charter company's growth could be slowed by legal ruling in Calif. county

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Rocketship Education, which has opened nine public elementary schools in seven years, may find its lightning-speed velocity forced to decelerate.

Change in public education comes slowly, but Rocketship has hoped to speed growth by shortcutting planning processes. In one move, it sought and won permission to open 20 schools, rather than submitting one-by-one applications. And it persuaded the Santa Clara County Board of Education to grant it an exemption from city zoning codes to build a school on land slated for light-industrial uses next to the Tamien Light Rail station in south-central San Jose.

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