Ball State charter review worries some schools

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Ball State University's review of the charter schools it sponsors across Indiana is sparking concerns at some of the schools that they might ordered to close.

Ball State's Office of Charter School is reviewing the charters of 20 schools across the state. The office's executive director, Bob Marra, tells The Times of Munster that "decisions will be made very shortly" on the schools' futures.

He says teams of evaluators visited the schools during the fall, reviewing academic performance, governance and finances.

School Board President Danielle Sleight of Charter School of the Dunes says the school was only approved for a two-year renewal in 2009, rather than the top five-year renewal. She says the school will be happy with whatever they get this year.

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