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By Katy Murphy
Monday, July 30th, 2007 at 9:41 am in charter schools, high schools, investigations, Uprep.

There has been much media attention paid to the alleged fraud and possible closure of Oakland’s University Preparatory Charter Academy, but very little direct communication to families. As a result, many have learned of recent developments in a haphazard way.

To make it easier to stay informed on the fate of the school, a group of people have created an online forum to share news articles, blog postings and other information. It’s called In the Mall because the high school is located in Eastmont Mall.

The site might come in handy to share information about a recently scheduled special board meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, in which the board will discuss the “Potential Dissolution of University Preparatory Charter School.”

Here is the agenda.  It was e-mailed to me last night.

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    Nextset:

    I think the teacher told the students to pick a project and these students picked this one. Should the teacher have told them to pick another subject, even if they wanted this one? If this topic inspired these students, I think that’s great – they just need to take their skills they gained on this topic and use them on other subjects. I agree with Gordon Danning’s point on this.

    This is a great history topic to study, especially for Ken and Barbie. In fact, it would be great to see Asian and AfAm as part of this study group as well.

    Pepe –

    There are a lot of important old dead white folks AND old dead non-white folks that need to be studied by everybody.