Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


6 L.A. Charter Schools to be Shut Down for Cheating

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Six charter schools will be shut down after being accused of cheating on 2010 standardized tests.

The Los Angeles Board of Education voted this week to close the schools, saying there was insufficient response to the allegations.

The schools are part of the Crescendo Organization and were recommeded previously for a five year renewal, according to the LA Times. But Cresendo's founder, John Allen, was demoted after being accused of ordering principals and teachers to prepare students for the state exams using the actual test questions and the Board elected to shut down the schools.

The California Charter Schools Association has also withdrawn its support for the organization in light of the allegations.

Support for LAist comes from

The schools will remain open through the end of the year.