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State commission reprimands school over religious texts

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BOISE, Idaho. - The state Public Charter School Commission has reprimanded the publicly funded Nampa Classical Academy over the use of religious texts in the classroom.
     
The agency Monday sent the charter school a notice of defect - the first step in a lengthy process that could result in closure - after reviewing an academy reading list for high school students.
     
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The charter school's administrators said earlier this year they would use the Bible as a primary source of teaching material, but not to teach religion.
     
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