View Full Version : Manhattan-UWS Upper West Success Academy Wins Ruling, Will Move Into Brandeis High School Building

08-15-2011, 10:00 AM
From DNAinfo.com (http://www.dnainfo.com/20110813/upper-west-side/parents-lose-legal-challenge-controversial-charter-school) by Leslie Albrecht:

Parents lost their battle Friday to keep a controversial charter school from opening inside an Upper West Side high school building.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Paul G. Feinman dismissed a legal challenge by parents hoping to prevent Upper West Success Academy from "co-locating" sharing space with existing high schools at the Brandeis Educational Campus on West 84th Street.

The move means Upper West Success Academy's 190 kindergarteners will start school this month inside the Brandeis building. The lawsuit's dismissal ends months of uncertainty for those students and their parents.

"This is a victory for parents," said Success Academy charter school network founder Eva Moskowitz in a statement. "We are excited to roll up our sleeves at Upper West Success Academy and show that charter schools can help all children thrive, no matter what neighborhood the school is located or where the students are from."

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