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North Point Lighthouse Shuts Down Three Grades

Dozens of Milwaukee families are scrambling to find new schools for their children after a charter school shut down three grades several months sooner than parents expected.

Fifth, sixth and seventh graders at North Point Lighthouse Charter School will have to find new schools starting next week.

That's because officials decided to eliminate those grades this year.

At least some family members we spoke with say they were only told about it in the past few days.

"I knew the school was going to close at the end of the school year, but we just found out that the classes were going to be eliminated on Wednesday. In the meantime, our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, they are out of a school. And you're talking about high education. You want our children to get the best education, but then you're throwing them under the bus,” said one parent.

Parents said they're in touch with Milwaukee Public Schools.

Our repeated calls to North Point Lighthouse School over the last two days have not been returned.

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