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Parents hope to save Middleburg by turning it into a charter school

Published on: 
Sun, 11/11/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Loudoun County public school enrollment has essentially doubled in the past decade, with the district taking in thousands of new students every year and racing to build new, look-alike buildings to relieve some of the pressure on crowded schools. But Middleburg Elementary is an anomaly. It’s old. And it’s tiny.

Creating a charter wouldn’t be an easy fix, either. The application process is slow — another group is grinding through that in Loudoun right now. But there are donors willing to contribute money, and they hope a math-and-science-focused curriculum would draw more students and keep classrooms full. “That could take it off the chopping block” for good, Stewart said.

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