REX NELSON: The sound of children

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

I'm having lunch at Little Rock's Lost Forty Brewing with John Bacon, the chief executive officer of eStem Public Charter Schools. EStem has been in the news lately because of growing pains at its new high school on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. But it's not the high school that's on my mind this day. I'm instead thinking about the almost 112,000-square-foot warehouse a few blocks from Lost Forty that eStem is transforming into a second campus for students from kindergarten through the ninth grade. That school eventually will serve 1,300 students.

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