So-called "Hip Hop High" charter school closing down

June 21, 2010
Hawthorne (Calif.) district denies charter renewal for Academy for Recording Arts

From The Los Angeles Times: The Academy for Recording Arts, a charter school in Hawthorne, Calif., that first became known for giving troubled students access to an on-campus recording studio, is shutting down this week after six years. The Hawthorne school district denied a petition last year to renew the charter; it cited fiscal instability, a questionable academic program and disappointing results.

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