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Minneapolis charter school to close Friday amid financial trouble

Teachers at the Legacy of Dr. Josie R. Johnson Montessori have spent the last few days trying to explain to students why Friday is the last day of their school.

"You can feel what they are feeling," said Marlisha Newell, a paraprofessional for the second-grade class. "It's been really heavy."

Last week, the north Minneapolis charter school's board voted in an emergency meeting to shutter the school after a grim financial presentation by the school's authorizer, Osprey Wilds.


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