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A small group of parents and supporters turned out last night, trying to mobilize against the school board closing School 115, what was once Pinnacle Charter School.

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The former Pinnacle Charter School in Buffalo opened Monday with many of the same students and many of the same teachers and building, but it is now under a new name -- Buffalo School 115.

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For Pinnacle Charter School parents Thursday there was good news, bad news, and clouds of confusion.

Pinnacle to stay open as a public school

Aug 29, 2013
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Pinnacle Charter School will remain open for this academic year as a Buffalo public school.

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Lawyers for Pinnacle Charter School will be back in court next week to try and save the school.

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A court order may be the only way to keep Pinnacle Charter School open after attempts failed to work out an arrangement on an order from Albany to close the school.

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After months of legal battles, the state Education Department has ordered Pinnacle Charter School to close.

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The New York State Board of Regents today followed a recommendation to close Pinnacle Charter School in June at the end of the current school year.

The Education Department recommended the school closing because of persistent sub-par scores on state tests. There is no appeal process, although school officials were meeting with legal counsel Tuesday about a possible lawsuit to block the closing.

Parents, teachers, and students have been rallying in recent days to keep the school open.