Baltimore City Public Schools

Monarch Academy's charter merits renewal

Monarch Academy's charter merits renewal

I read The Sun article, “Maryland releases first star ratings for every public school” (Dec. 5), and I was more confused than ever as to why Baltimore City Public Schools recommended that Monarch Academy Baltimore’s charter not be renewed. Monarch Academy received two stars, which does mean there are areas for improvement but many other schools that were not recommended for closure received one star. Most importantly, schools CEO Sonja Santelises herself made the case for Monarch Academy to remain open when, according to the article, “she wasn’t surprised...

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