by Max Brantley
The state Board of Education today has approved several applications for charter schools by school districts.
Those approved: 1) a conversion charter for an elementary school in Cross County that will provide "projects-based" learning aimed at rural students; 2) a conversion charter for a STEM school in the Lincoln District; 3) a conversion charter STEM school for middle grades in Osceola. The Board has another application pending from Warren. UPDATE: The Warren application for a conversion charter for K-3 also was approved.