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DALLAS (AP) — Six charter schools across the state are being ordered to close their doors due to a history of underperformance.

The Dallas Morning News reports ( ) that the Texas Education Agency has announced it will revoke six charters in June, pending an appeals process.

The schools are American Youthworks in Austin, Jamie’s House Charter School in Houston, Honors Academy in Dallas, Koinoinia Community Learning Academy in Houston, Richard Milburn Academy in suburban Houston and Azleway Charter School in Tyler.

John Dodd is superintendent of Honors Academy in Dallas, which has 775 students on seven state campuses. Dodd says Honors plans to appeal because it’s working with TEA to make progress on poor academic ratings.

Charter schools are privately run with tax dollars, but required to meet certain standards to continue operation.

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