New charter schools based on CT models may be coming to the Bronx

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein announced a plan Tuesday to bring charter schools based on models in Connecticut to the city and maybe the Bronx.

The schools will be based on the Amistad Academy where results have been positive in low-income areas. The charter schools will start off only housing one grade and will eventually become K-12.

The goal is to have three schools open in September 2005 and at least two more the following year. The schools will be funded through private donations.

Klein says no decision on the location of the schools has been made yet. He said all that has been decided is that they will be placed in low-income neighborhoods.

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