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Texas Shutters Underperforming Austin Charter School

Under Texas’ new “three strikes and you’re out rule,” an underperforming Austin charter school, American YouthWorks, has had its charter revoked.

Parc Smith, CEO of American YouthWorks, a dropout recovery charter school facing closure by the state, looks in a student lo…

Under Texas’ new “three strikes and you’re out rule,” an underperforming Austin charter school, American YouthWorks, has had its charter revoked. The State Office of Administrative Hearings took action because the school failed to meet financial and academic standards three years in a row. School officials decry the decision, citing American YouthWorks' commitment to underserved youth, but state education officials cite numerous shortcomings as justification for the move. (Austin American-Statesman)

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