Charter school proponents are buzzing a little bit today about some grants given to two charter schools in Denver over the week.

The Broomfield-based Charter School Growth Fund on Wednesday announced a pledge of $4 million to West Denver Prep and Denver School of Science and Technology charter schools.

West Denver Prep, which operates four middle schools, was awarded $2.25 million in order to expand to 12 schools serving 4,000 students in grades 6-12.

DSST received $1.8 million and plans to expand to four schools serving 4,500 students in grades 6-12 over the next 10 years.

“West Denver Prep and DSST exemplify CSGF’s focus on charter organizations with outstanding track records,” said Kevin Hall, chief executive of the charter growth fund.

Read more: Charter fund pledges $4 million to 2 Denver charter schools – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16211374#ixzz111mksG30

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