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Charter school growth slows in Oklahoma


August 20, 2017

Oklahoma City (AP) — The pace of new charter schools opening in Oklahoma has slowed after a spurt of growth over several years.

Santa Fe South Schools Superintendent Chris Brewster said charter schools posted a nearly 4 percent growth rate in 2016 after enrollment increased by nearly 10 percent in 2014 and by more than 17 percent in 2015.

"I think you have seen some communities become saturated with (charter schools) to a point where it might be a little harder to open new ones," Brewster said.

Twenty-seven traditional charter schools opened in the state from 2011 to 2015 compared to just...

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