Ricardo Flores Magon Academy: New leadership brings changes for once-troubled charter school

A lot has changed at the Ricardo Flores Magon Academy, a local charter school whose stellar test scores belied the tense environment that characterized the school when we wrote about it in November 2011. In March 2012, the founder of the school -- and the man who teachers and parents said was the source of many of its problems -- resigned his post. Now, two years later, the 320-student school is under new leadership. And with the help of several staff members who've returned to teach there, it's working hard to improve its academics and school culture.
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Melanie Asmar is a staff writer for Westword. She joined the paper in 2009 and has won awards for her stories about education, immigration and epic legal battles. Got a tip? She'd love to hear it.
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