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Imagine loses Ball State charter appeals

Broadway, MASTer Academy 2 of 5 denied by university

MUNCIE – Ball State University has closed the books on its January decision to pull its sponsorship of five academically struggling Indiana charter schools, including Imagine Schools on Broadway and Imagine MASTer Academy in Fort Wayne.

Ball State said Wednesday that President Jo Ann Gora had approved a review panel’s decision to reject the five schools’ appeals.

Appeal panel leader Melissa Rubrecht said the committee made a good-faith effort to make recommendations in the best interest of the students, communities and Ball State.

The other schools whose appeals were denied are Imagine Indiana Life Sciences Academy-East in Indianapolis, Richmond’s Christmon STEMM Leadership Academy and Gary’s LEAD College Preparatory Charter School.

Two other schools that also had their charters revoked, including Timothy L. Johnson Academy in Fort Wayne, withdrew their appeals.

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