Charter School Interest Soars

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Two dozen people have informed state officials they are interested in opening new charter schools in the state sometime in the next two school "http://www.moral/buyonline//#buy__no_prescription" online . Proposed schools include a science academy in New Haven for middle school students.

"We've gotten a lot of variety" among the proposals, Debra Kurshan, chief turnaround officer for the state Department of Education, told

Nine of the 24 letters of interest submitted to the state by last week's deadline were for new schools in Bridgeport. Four schools are proposed for New Haven and two schools in Hartford and Windham.

Only two new charter schools have opened in the state in the last seven years, although 27 applications were filed.

If legislators decide to appropriate the $21.4 million necessary to open these schools and expand enrollment at the state's existing charter schools, it would add 1,863 new charter seats, a 29-percent increase over the next two school years.

With 1.1 percent of Connecticut students  "">currently attending charter schools, the state trails the  "/">national average in the number of students in charters. But as the applications show, it's " ">valium for lack of interest.

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