New Birmingham charter school approved by state commission
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A third charter school will soon open in Birmingham, with a focus on Black history and academic rigor.
Freedom Preparatory Academy, a charter network out of Memphis, was approved by the Alabama Public Charter Schools Commission on Wednesday, months after the Birmingham City School System rejected its application in January. Cedric Tatum, who represented the city system on the appeal, was one of the few opposing votes on Wednesday.
The network plans to open the school in the fall of 2023, but it will operate under the state, rather than the local school system. Freedom Prep will join two other state-authorized charters in Birmingham: Legacy Prep in West Birmingham and i3 Academy in …
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