DaVinci Charter School application has been denied
I have updated my coverage of the proposed DaVinci Charter School of Hoboken.
10/1/12 Update: The New Jersey Department of Education released the list of approved charter schools to open in 2013, and DaVinci Charter School was not one of them. Only two of the 31 applicants were approved (6% approval rate) – one is a private school, Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, that is being converted into a charter and the other is founded by a group of entrepreneurs. The report goes on to say that in the last two years, the department has opened 18 new charter schools, closed 5 schools for poor academic performance or organizational and fiscal issues, and placed another 13 schools on probation. The complete release is here, media coverage of the two approved schools is here.
All the DaVinci updates, along with 27 comments, are at http://momcondoliving.com/2012/05/07/hoboken-charter-school-showdown/