WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - One year after ordering that Reach Academy be allowed to stay open, a federal judge is mulling yet another request to thwart efforts by Delaware education officials to close the struggling all-girls charter school.
The judge heard arguments Friday on a request for an injunction preventing state officials from closing the predominantly black school in New Castle. Reach supporters say the students are victims of gender and racial discrimination, and that state officials failed to follow proper procedures in refusing to renew the school's charter last year.
Attorneys for the state say there are no legal justifications for the claims, and that the plaintiffs have not met the requirements for a preliminary injunction.
The judge said he would try to issue a ruling by Wednesday's school choice deadline.