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Judge won't order troubled virtual school to stay open

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has refused to issue a temporary injunction that would allow a troubled virtual school to remain open.

Wednesday's order by Senior Judge Ben Cantrell is the latest setback for the Tennessee Virtual Academy. The state has ordered the school to close at the end of the school year because of poor academic scores.

The families of three children who attend the school filed a lawsuit last month saying Education Commissioner Candice McQueen exceeded her authority when she ordered the school shut down. They had asked Cantrell to issue a temporary injunction to allow the school to stay open.

Kids work at home on their computers at the online school. The school is run by Union County, which contracts with Virginia-based K12 Inc. to provide the curriculum.