​​​​​​​Memphis Charter School At Risk Of Closure After Wide Ranging Investigation

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Gateway University Charter School Concerns

A Memphis charter school could be on the chopping block after a scathing investigative report by Shelby County Schools.

Tuesday evening, SCS board members are hearing a recommendation to close Gateway University, a second-year school.

This comes after the report outlined unlicensed teachers, questionable grades, and other issues at the school of more than 100 students. (READ THE REPORT HERE.)

The report found some substantiated evidence in four of six allegations investigated during the 2017-2018 school year. That included all of Gateway’s geometry students making the same grade on every assignment, a virtual class with no proof students were enrolled or instructed, and two unlicensed teachers.

The investigation also didn’t definitively rule out improperly changed grades.

Local 24 News sent Gateway University staff a request for comment but didn’t hear back.

The full SCS school board is expected to vote on the recommendation whether to revoke Gateway’s charter later this month.

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