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Charter School Founders Sentenced In Misuse Of Funds

L.A. Unified students need iPad keyboards to take state tests (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times / April 4, 2013) Also By Howard Blume October 4, 2013, 9:30 p.m. The founders of a San Fernando Valley charter school were sentenced Friday for the misappropriation of more than $200,000 in public funds in a case that could affect charter schools statewide. Yevgeny "Eugene" Selivanov, the co-founder of Ivy Academia Charter School, faces four years and eight months in prison. His wife, Tatyana Berkovich, who had a lesser role in managing school finances, must serve 45 days in County Jail. She also will be sentenced to five years probation and 320 hours of community service.
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Hawai`i School Enrollment Up, Led by Charter Schools

The Hawaii Academy of Arts & Sciences in Pahoa is the fourth largest public charter school in the state. Photo from haaspcs.org. Photo from haaspcs.org. The biggest percentage increase was in the states 33 charter schools, which saw enrollment grow to 9,797 students, an increase of 204 students or 2.1% over last year, the DOE said. A total of 185,273 students enrolled in public schools across the state this year. Schools on the Big Island kept pace with the statewide average with 1.1% more students for the 2013-2014 school year, with those on the other neighbor islands seeing smaller gains. Oahu schools also showed a 1.1% increase over last year, with an enrollment of 109,688 students this year. Big Island enrollment stands at 23,180 students, 265 more than last year.
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