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||Sexual-misconduct report findings force Chicago charter-school leader to leave
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A Chicago Public Schools inspector general's report substantiating allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a student forced Tim King, the head of a prominent charter school network, to resign recently, WBEZ reported.
King, who founded Urban Prep Academies, 420 N. Wabash Ave., was celebrated nationally for getting 100% of the school's all-Black male students into college. King developed an innovative program that instilled pride in Black boys, who faced some of the worst outcomes in CPS, and, among many awards, was named Hero of the Year by People Magazine.
"Nothing is more important to Chicago Public Schools than student safety in our schools," read a letter to parents from CPS, who allegedly sent the missive when charter officials declined to do so. "Chicago Public Schools is working with UPA (Urban Prep Academies) to ensure that all UPA students are safe and that their rights are protected."
The letter, which does not name King, states that district investigators substantiated the claims on June 30.
According to sources, the OIG report said King "groomed" a student starting when he was 16. King, through his attorney, has denied all allegations.
The full article is at www.wbez.org/stories/star-chicago-charter-school-head-tim-king-forced-out/cdfe3ec4-50e2-4de1-9c17-7f3f3f9902e5.
This article shared 911 times since Thu Aug 4, 2022
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