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Orange approves alternative charter high school for renewal

Mar 02, 2017 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

Saying Sunshine High offers a "last chance" for students to graduate, the Orange County School Board voted unanimously to renew the contract of the alternative school.

Sunshine was the subject of a Pro-Publica investigation, which reported last week that the school served as a "release valve," taking in students with poor academic records who were unlikely to graduate on time in a plan to boost traditional high schools' graduation rate.

But board members said the school, and the fou...