NC charter school's plan questioned, won't open

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina school officials are rejecting a Charlotte charter school that was scheduled to open in August because it copied big chunks of its operating plans from another school's application.

The state Board of Education voted Thursday to deny the bid by Cameron Creek Charter School to operate with taxpayer money. Charter schools are public schools that operate without many of the normal rules.

The Cameron Creek application apparently lifted big parts of another group's failed application without even replacing the name of the other proposed charter school. State school officials found that Cameron Creek's descriptions of its goals, performance measures, education plan, management, and admission policy were largely copied.

Cameron Creek officials say much of the material comes from public documents, and that rules for charter applications are unclear.

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