From Sacramento, a New Charter School for Harlem

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New York City has 18 new charter schools, each with a distinct personality. But only one has a story that spans almost 3,000 miles, from Sacramento, Calif., to 134th Street in Harlem. This charter school's story includes sports, politics, the historic Boys Choir of Harlem, even a federal investigation and a controversial figure behind it - former NBA star Kevin Johnson. The school opened last week, and Ben Adler of NPR station KXJZ in Sacramento came out to file this report.

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Learn More about St. HOPE: St. HOPE Leadership Academy’s Web site: Kevin Johnson’s Sacramento mayoral campaign Web site: KXJZ’s story on Kevin Johnson’s leadership style. KXJZ’s Kevin Johnson profile. Johnson and incumbent Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo appear on KXJZ’s daily talk show Insight. Sacramento Bee: Federal Probe Targets Johnson’s St. HOPE.


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