This is today’s big Duluth Education News.

Duluth Edison Charter Schools plans to split from the for-profit company that has helped manage the schools for nearly 20 years.

Beginning in the summer of 2017, the schools will be led independently but will retain the Edison name. It will happen the same year the recently approved new high school is slated to open.

The deed is all but done. Hashing over what we might have done might be instructive (and I will hash things out) but such a hashing won’t change the outcome.

Duluth needs to be clear that we have several public school systems in town. All of them need our support hopefully without them being pitted against each other to everyone’s detriment. It will take a lot more work than the current school board’s ostrich-head-in-a-hole approach to the challenge.

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