Emma Brown writes about D.C. schools for The Washington Post. She’s also covered Virginia schools and written obituaries for the newspaper. Before her life as a reporter, she worked as a wilderness ranger in Wyoming and a middle-school math teacher in Alaska.
Charter school was among four flagged for cheating on 2012 tests, had inexplicably high erasures.
The board rejected seven applicants, citing concerns such as inconsistent budgets and vague academic goals.
Half of the old schools are among those scheduled for closure by June 2014.
More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition to save the center from a $300K budget cut.