Florida

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How Jonathan Hage Built Charter Schools USA

Jonathan Hage is a former Jeb Bush deputy who has built Ft. Lauderdale-based Charter Schools USA into one of the nation’s largest for-profit school management firms, running charter schools in 12 states. Florida Trend has named Hage its Floridian of the Year.

Hage’s firm, which has revenue of $285 million, will begin operating at least 15 more new charters this year, including schools in Michigan and North Carolina. The company’s office staff grew from 100 to 150 in 2012, and its total workforce, including teachers, rose from 2,000 to 4,502. “In one year we grew faster than the first 10 years of the company,” he says. “We opened 18 schools last year.”

Read more at: www.floridatrend.com

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