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Investigative Reporter Craig Harris Looks At Arizona Basis Charter Schools

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Craig Harris

Basis Charter Schools are asking the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools for approval to expand in Flagstaff and Mesa. This comes just after five of the network’s Arizona schools topped the most recent U.S. News and World Report list of the top public high schools in the country.

Basis has also been the subject of reporting in the Arizona Republic — specifically, about ways the schools supplement teacher pay and secure loans for building new schools.

Craig Harris, senior investigative reporter at the paper, has been doing that reporting.

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