pinnacle charter school

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8:44 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Pinnacle parents protest Harvey Austin merger

Parents and advocates discussed the merger of School 115 and Harvey Austin School Thursday night.
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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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9:39 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Buffalo School District reopens Pinnacle Charter building

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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8:52 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Parents offer angry response to Pinnacle changes

Parents peppered education officials with questions at a Thursday meeting at Pinnacle Charter School.
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For Pinnacle Charter School parents Thursday there was good news, bad news, and clouds of confusion.

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2:36 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Pinnacle to stay open as a public school

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

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12:25 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Judge declines restraining order for Pinnacle Charter closing

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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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9:45 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Battle to keep Pinnacle Charter School open heads to court


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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9:25 am
Mon August 26, 2013

State orders Pinnacle Charter to close

Pinnacle Charter School on Ash Street has a student population 0f 550.
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After months of legal battles, the state Education Department has ordered Pinnacle Charter School to close.

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4:58 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Pinnacle Charter School slated to close; BPS heading to Albany to plead for funds

Interim Schools Superintedent Amber Dixon says the fight for funding is not over.
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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.

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