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Charter school attendance increases nationally

By on April 25th, 2012

Over the past 5 years, there has been a 76 percent increase in attendance at public charter schools. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with National Association of Charter Public Schools Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham about why this is occuring on the national scale.

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On the state scale, Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Spokeswoman Lynn Noman-Teck talks about whether or not Florida is seeing a similar increase in attendance.

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