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(Afro) — Leaders of an embattled Afrocentric charter school fought back a school board effort to shut the school down and pleaded for a chance to build on the 10-year-old school’s legacy of success and to correct its errors.

“We are asking that you please do not revoke our charter,” Cheryl Journiette, board chair of the Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers (KIMA), told the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board Monday during a hearing to appeal the board’s June 21 decision to revoke the school’s charter status.

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