ST. LOUIS (AP) – For the first time in decades, St. Louis Public Schools are preparing to expand rather than contract.
The decision to shut down Imagine charter schools has those students looking to relocate for the 2012-13 school year. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that up to six schools in St. Louis could open this fall to absorb up to 3,800 students from Imagine schools.
The Missouri Board of Education voted last month to close all six of the Imagine schools for academic failure. About 580 of those students have enrolled in magnet or choice schools. But nearly 800 Imagine students have already enrolled in the St. Louis school system.
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