September 9, 2013 9:26 PM

With a summer of drama over, Gordon Parks charter school works to secure its future

The state of Missouri announced Monday that it will not appeal a July court decision and Gordon Parks Elementary will remain open, but many children have moved on to other charter and Kansas City district schools. The leaders of the school — which now serves 82 children in five classrooms from kindergarten through second grade — are working on an academic improvement plan.

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