Norfolk drops plan for charter schools

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk Public Schools has dropped plans to turn some low-performing schools into charter schools.

10 On Your Side first told you about this plan in an in-depth report in October. It would have allowed the Superintendent to turn ten low-performing schools into public conversion charters.

However, Superintendent Dr. Samuel King is now using a program he calls the “Transformation Initiative.” The schools will each have themes, such as the Montessori concept and International Baccalaureate.

Dr. King said he is already seeing improvement in grades and student performances under the program.

You can count on WAVY News 10 to keep you updated on the program’s progress.


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