New York lawmakers approve expansion of charter schools

June 1, 2010
State cap would be lifted to 460 charters from the current limit of 200

From The New York Times: The New York Legislature has voted to more than double the number of charter schools in the state, handing Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg a significant victory that he and education officials hope will give the state a chance of receiving $700 million in federal grant money. The measure would raise the maximum number of charter schools to 460 from the current 200, a ceiling the state has almost reached. The increase would be phased in over the next four years.

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