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Broad Foundation Backs 2 Groups Running Charter Schools in N.Y.C.

By Ann Bradley — April 21, 2009 1 min read
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The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded $2.5 million in grants that will allow two charter school management organizations to expand the number of their schools in New York City.

Uncommon Schools, a nonprofit group based in the city, will receive $1.5 million over three years to support the opening of new schools in Brooklyn, to provide capital investment for school facilities, and to support home-office operations.

Success Charter Network, founded in 2006 by Eva Moskowitz, a former New York City councilwoman, will receive $1 million over two years to support its four Harlem Success schools and help open new schools in the city.

In a press release, the Los Angeles-based foundation noted that the charter schools share several features “proven to be successful in preparing low-income students for academic and college success.” They are a highly structured learning environment; a longer school day and year; standards-based instructional models; and proven curricula that are data-driven and informed by ongoing assessments.

A version of this article appeared in the April 22, 2009 edition of Education Week

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