- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials of Success Academy Charter Schools have applied for permits to open 14 additional schools in New York City.

If approved by the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, the schools would open over the next two years. It’s expected to vote on the applications in October.

Success Academy is run by former city Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz. She says more than 14,400 families applied for fewer than 3,000 available seats this year.

The network operates 22 schools; 10 more are slated to open in the fall.

Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded approval for space for three Success Academy schools. Gov. Andrew Cuomo intervened. He negotiated language in the state budget requiring the city to provide space for charters or pay rent for them elsewhere.



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