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Jul 21, 2011 9:14 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

State investigates Baton Rouge charter school

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Department of Education officials say they will launch an investigation of Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School.
The Baton Rouge school is operated by the Pelican Educational Foundation.
The foundation also runs Abramson Science and Technology Charter School in New Orleans, which was closed last week amid allegations of sexual abuse and other problems.
Ollie Tyler, acting state superintendent of education, tells The Advocate the fact that both schools are run by Pelican means that operations at Kenilworth need to be reviewed.
The newspaper reports Kenilworth school officials could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.
Kenilworth has about 450 middle school students.

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