Teachers Self-Fund New Private School in Minn.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A group of laid-off teachers in Roseville are turning lemons into lemonade and opening a private school funded from their own pockets.

The Hawthorne Academy of Arts and Sciences, a private school that will open this fall, will occupy an old hospital building after some renovations are completed.

"We realized there are so many struggles in the public school system," Janel Catalano said. "We wanted to move on and see if we could get something of a quality education for a reasonale price."

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