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Delaware All-Girls Charter School Faces Closure

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state panel is again recommending that a failing, all-girls school in New Castle be closed.

The Charter School Accountability Committee recommended Monday that officials not renew the charter of Reach Academy, a predominantly black school with a history of financial and academic struggles.

If Education Secretary Mark Murphy agrees with the recommendation following a December public hearing, the state school board will make the final decision.

Officials wanted to close Reach last spring after the school year ended, but school officials filed a federal lawsuit claiming they were being treated unfairly. Attorneys dismissed the lawsuit in May after a judge ordered state officials to renew Reach's charter for this year.

In granting the injunction, the judge dismissed the school's claims but allowed individual students to pursue gender-based discrimination claims.

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