A charter school serving close to 200 students in an economically depressed area of Kinston is facing closure. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has recommended Children‘s Village Academy’s charter be revoked because of cash flow problems and increasing school debt. This week on the Down East Journal, find out what Children‘s Village Academy is doing to stay open. And, we talk to a Goldsboro High School biology teacher who received a prestigious technology award for UV radiation and bacterial cell growth research. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East and Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas at 88.5 WZNB New Bern, 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach-Beaufort, 90.3 WKNS Kinston- Goldsboro, and 88.1 in Greenville.