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Bronx school fails to procure charter to operate in Paterson

By Jayed Rahman
Published: May 27, 2014


A charter school operating out of the Bronx failed to secure a charter from the New Jersey Department of Education to operate in the city, according to state documents.

Application for the Paterson Charter School for Better Learning, a proposed elementary charter school, was denied after education officials found the school’s application was “incomplete.”

The school, an offshoot of the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning, submitted its application to the department in March to obtain a charter, but it did not provide “mission and vision,” “applicant and founders information,” and “education program overview,” according to the denial letter issued by the department.

The school’s main campus in the Bronx has an enrollment of 396 students and has been given an overall school grade of “B,” by the New York City Department of Education. The school received “C” letter grade in student progress, “B” in student performance, and an “A” in school environment during school year 2012-2013.

Kevin Brennan, the executive director of the school, who submitted the application for the charter, did not return calls seeking his comments for this story.

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