DOVER, Del. - Delaware education officials say a predominantly black, all-girls charter school with a history of financial and academic struggles will close at the end of the school year.
Secretary of Education Mark Murphy said Wednesday that he would not recommend renewal of the charter for Reach Academy for Girls in New Castle, citing the school as the worst-performing academically in Delaware.
Reach's charter will be allowed to expire and the school, which has about 450 students in kindergarten through eighth grade, will close.
State Board of Education President Teri Quinn Gray said she supports Murphy's decision, saying the school has shown consistent declining performance over time.
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