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Little activity so far in Florida charter school start-up fund



To much fanfare, the Florida Department of Education announced in November the creation of a $30 million fund to help charter schools expand in the state.

At the time, the Miami Herald reported that a Hialeah Gardens charter school, Youth Co-op, was the first to apply for the program and that it might win as much as $3 million in the process.

So far, it's also been the only applicant, the FLDOE reports.

"To date, only one business planning grant request has been made," the communications office stated in an e-mail. "It was for Youth Co-Op charter school in Dade County for $73,000."

Wonder what everyone else is waiting for.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:22pm]


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