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Gloucester charter school targeted for closure

The state’s education commissioner has recommended shutting down the controversial Gloucester Community Arts Charter School, citing low enrollment, high staff turnover, and a failure to adhere to the terms of its charter.

“The board of trustees has not effectively overseen the school’s fiscal or academic performance,” Mitchell D. Chester, commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, said in a memo sent to the education department’s board, urging it to revoke the school’s charter. “School administrators at GCACS have not demonstrated an ability to ensure an orderly environment or execute a plan to remedy poor academic performance.”

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