D.C. Charter Schools

A fire was set in the main office of the IDEA Public Charter School in Northeast Washington in December. A student, 15, has been charged in the arson and is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court today.
A fire was set in the main office of the IDEA Public Charter School in Northeast Washington in December. A student, 15, has been charged in the arson and is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court today.

A 15-year-old student was arrested yesterday and charged as a juvenile in the first of two arsons that badly damaged a Northeast Washington charter school in December, officials said.


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The District's attorney general has concluded that the chair of a panel that awards funds to charter schools did not violate conflict-of-interest laws but said her committee needs to strengthen its rules to prevent future problems.


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