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NYC Rejects 12 Charter Schools, Approves 12 Others

New York's evolving policy on charter schools led it to reject 12 applications for city space but allow 12 others to proceed, including 10 run by Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy. 

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NYC Rejects 12 Charter Schools, Approves 12 Others

New York's evolving policy on charter schools led it to reject 12 applications for city space but allow 12 others to proceed, including 10 run by Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy. 

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