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First Charter School in KCK Prepares for 2008

By Ty Chandler


Kansas City, MO – The Northeast Business Association will open Kansas City Kansas' first charter school in 2008. The KCK School board received six applications for charters and picked just one. The school will be called the Maurice R. Holman Academy of Excellence, named after the association's founder, who passed away last year. KCUR's Ty Chandler spoke to Chiquita Coggs, Executive Director of the Northeast Business Association.

The Maurice R. Holman Academy was one of two finalists considered by the school board for a charter. It's set to open in September 2008 and will serve 100 students from kindergarten to fifth grade. The other finalist, Pleasant Green Academy, did not receive a charter, and has appealed the school board's decision.

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