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A bit of background on donor whose philanthropic interests led to the IN charter-school allegations--and her namesake school, whose grades got a lift.

"In Indianapolis, DeHaan financed much of the $130 million construction of 'Christel House Academy' in 2002. The school enrolled 524 students in the 2010-2011 academic year from Kindergarten through Ninth Grade. 95 percent of the students receive free or reduced-price lunches — an intentional decision on the part of administrators, who say they sought to serve an underserved group. DeHaan is a noted supporter of the so-called 'school choice' legislation Indiana lawmakers passed this past session to allow more students to decide between public, charter, and private schools, as well as remove caps on the number of charter schools in the state." -- WLRN.org

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