Embattled Springfield Charter School’s Future

Representatives of an embattled Springfield charter school were scheduled to appear before a Massachusetts education board in Malden to argue against its charter being revoked. WFCR’s Kari Njiiri reports.

Springfield Charter School Slated to Close

Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester formally recommended to the state’s education board that the Robert Hughes Charter School in Springfield be closed, after what he calls a widespread cheating scandal among teachers and administrators at the school. But as WFCR’s Susan Kaplan reports, the wife of the school’s namesake says many parents and teachers want to keep the school open.