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Dear Readers: Blount Today to close
There is a definite demand in this community for a truly innovative elementary school. The slated-for-closure Fort Craig School of Dynamic Learning fulfilled that need in the city school system. It baffles me why it is being closed but I digress.
It seems that countywide demand for a pupil-centered school is the driving force for the Hope Academy. Charter and other innovative-type schools are HUGE in Florida and are responsible for the significant increase in graduation rates of low income and minority students cited in recent news articles.
Given a chance, I think the Hope Academy and other non-traditional schools could do very well in Blount County.
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