Utah charter schools under new performance scrutiny

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Monday, May 20, 2013

For the first time, the State Charter School Board has evaluated Utah’s 81 charter schools in three key areas — academics, finances and governance — creating a baseline for comparing the schools next year.

Not everyone thinks it’s a good idea. Kim Frank of the Utah Charter Network, a nonprofit advocate for schools, said she appreciates the board setting high standards.

"But I don’t appreciate more bureaucracy and more mandate requirements of charter schools than district schools," Frank said this week.

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