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Before it successfully persuaded state leaders to renew its operating contract on Dec. 5, the organization behind a troubled Baton Rouge charter school had to overcome concerns about how it manages taxpayer money.

Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School also was dogged by well-publicized problems at its sister school in New Orleans, which the state closed in 2011.

Six days after Kenilworth's charter was renewed, state and federal agents raided the middle school, confiscating boxes of records. Government agencies involved in the raid aren't commenting on the purpose of it. The case is under seal in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge.


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