To lease computers for students and teachers, the school paid the company $109,425. To access K12s online courses, Newark Prep paid $207,640. To repay a loan from the company, the school paid $100,000. And for other technology services, Newark Prep paid $72,782. Together, last school years fees were $489,847.
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Hawthorne charter school apologizes for disparaging passage on test

Charter school operator Da Vinci Schools apologized Monday after learning that one of its teachers wrote disparaging remarks about nearby Hawthorne High School and its students on a history exam. The exam, given to an 11th-grade history class at Da Vinci Science, included the passage: Little known fact: The early years at Jamestown were characterized by violence, a lack of knowledge and the presence of many women of questionable moral character. A little like modern-day Hawthorne High School. Above the passage was an image of the Hawthorne High School campus, which is less than two miles from the Da Vinci Science campus. Da Vinci Schools operates four independent campuses, all in Hawthorne.
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