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StateImpact Indiana: Project Libertas

by Kyle Stokes

March 28, 2013

Last summer, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s office closed The Project School, a charter on the city’s east side.  Authorities closing a charter school for low test scores is nothing new.  But what happened next was surprising:  About 20 defiant Project School families declared in August they would hold classes this year, charter or not — and they have, despite a lack of accreditation or funding.  StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes visited the new school — Project Libertas — as its ragtag parents and staff search for a more permanent home.

StateImpact Indiana is a collaboration between NPR and your Indiana Public Broadcasting stations.