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A public school operated independently of the local school board, often with a curriculum and educational philosophy different from the other schools in the system.
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|Noun||1.||charter school - an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools|
public school - a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board
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