-KC losing charter school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City math and science charter school is closing at the end of this school year.

Dana Cutler, a lawyer for Renaissance Academy for Math and Science, said test scores were low and were not improving.

The school's closure will leave more than 1,100 students looking for a new school to attend next fall.

The K-12 charter school opened in 2007 with two campuses. Deb Carr, who coordinates charter schools for the University of Missouri, the sponsor for Renaissance., told The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/uDG2XY ) that the school has also had management problems and low student achievement.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.