The State Board of Education has renewed the charters for three independently run schools and approved a new charter school in the Bauxite district.
The board voted Monday to renew the charters for the KIPP Delta Charter Schools in Phillips and Mississippi counties and the eStem charter school in Little Rock. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://is.gd/L6bSEL ) that both renewals are for 10 years.
The board also approved a 5-year renewal of the LISA Academy charter in North Little Rock.
The new charter school approved by the board will be operated by the Bauxite School District. Officials say the Miner Academy Charter School will feature flexible schedule and the use of technology for students in grades six through 12.