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New Charter Schools Proposed in Bergen County

Schools are seeking permission to open in fall 2014.

Nearly 40 applications were filed this week to launch new charter schools, including two in Bergen County, according to a report on NJSpotlight.com

The two Bergen schools are seeking permission to open in Bergenfield and Hackensack, the report said. 

The proposed Edessa Charter School would draw students from New Milford, Dumont, Paramus, Bergenfield, River Edge and Oradell, according to the state education department. It would focus on 60 K-2 students, but was projected to grow to 120 K-5 students. 

An Englewood woman is seeking to open the Global Academy Charter School, planned in Hackensack. It would initialy include 115 students in 7th through 10th grade and was projected to expand to 12th graders, serving 210 students in all. 

"The decisions on initial approvals for this round of applicants will come in September, with the final approvals in the summer of 2014. After an initial big push, the Christie administration has been stingy in its charter-school approvals of late, endorsing only two in each of the last two rounds," the NJSpotlight.com report notes. 

In all, 38 applications were filed for new charter schools across New Jersey. All are seeking state approval to open in fall 2014. 

-- Staff Reports 

Diane Schwarz April 05, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Would you say Charter schools were a pretty good business?

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