Charter School Wants to Focus on Dyslexic Students

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A charter school whose curriculum would focus on the needs of dyslexic students may not get off the ground in Fresno, after a review by the County Superintendent of Schools recommended denying its petition.

Augustus Academy for Creative Arts and Technology had already been turned down on its original petition at Central Unified, but filed an appeal with the county in May.

The board will make a final determination on Thursday. A “no” vote would leave Augustus with the option to appeal the decision to the state, but would mean the school couldn’t open this year.

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