Connecticut SDE Issues Request for New Public Charter School Proposals

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For Immediate Release: Nov. 8, 2013
Contact: CJ Macklin, 518-390-5592, cjmacklin@necharters.org

 

Connecticut SDE Issues Request for New Public Charter School Proposals

“We are thrilled to have another opportunity to expand our public charter school community and give more children the opportunity to go to a great school.” – Jeremiah Grace, Connecticut state director of the Northeast Charter Schools Network

Hartford, Connecticut – Today, the Connecticut State Department of Education issued its latest request for new public charter school proposals. Parents, teachers, community leaders and non-profit organizations from across the state can now submit their plans to provide more public school options for Connecticut families.

This comes just a few months after the first new public charter school in five years opened its door in Connecticut. Two more charters are scheduled to open next year.

The Northeast Charter Schools Network’s new-schools initiative is offering free support and technical assistance to charter applicants, as it did with two of the three new schools approved last spring.

Jeremiah Grace, Connecticut state director of NECSN, issued the following statement:

“We are thrilled to have another opportunity to expand our public charter school community and give more children the opportunity to go to a great school.

“We look forward to working with parents, teachers, community leaders and non-profits from across the state as they develop proposals to open more great public charter schools.”

About the Northeast Charter Schools Network
The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 200 charter schools in Connecticut and New York. Its mission is to support and expand high-quality charter schools in the region so that all students can receive a great public education.

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