Public school competing for charter students

MUSKEGON, Mich. - Muskegon Public Schools is hoping to enroll most of the students living in its district who formerly attended a now-closed charter public school, according to The Muskegon Chronicle.

The district sent letters to about 65 families whose children are assigned to the district but had instead chosen Tri-Valley Academy. About 190 students attended the charter public school last year, but it closed after Grand Valley State University refused to reauthorize it, due mainly to low test scores, The Chronicle reported.

Three Oaks Public School Academy, run by the same management company that oversaw Tri-Valley, expect about 100 former Tri- Valley students to enroll at Three Oaks, according to The Chronicle.

The Muskegon Chronicle, "Muskegon schools trying to attract former Tri-Valley Academy students," Aug. 4, 2008

Michigan Education Digest, "Charter school closing seen as success for charter movement," April 2, 2002