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Arkansas Board of Education Presses for More Charter School Diversity

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Students are portrayed in a poster promoting a rewards day off from classes at Haas Hall Academy.

Top-ranking Haas Hall Academy, which operates four public-enrollment charter school campuses in northwest Arkansas, is being advised by the Arkansas Department of Education to increase student diversity. Jay Barth, Chair of the Arkansas Board of Education, says achieving diversity in Arkansas charter schools to reflect local communities from where students originate will require new strategies.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for "Ozarks at Large."
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