Uncharted: Charter school network seethes, public school supporters cheer as city nixes Bronx, Queens co-location proposals


NYC’s largest charter school network won’t be expanding into several more Queens and Bronx locations, for now.

After facing heated opposition, the city’s Department of Education put the kibosh on proposals for three, new Success Academy co-locations in Districts 28 and 29 in Queens and in District 11 in the Bronx. 

Schools Chancellor David Banks announced on Monday: “After hearing from community members throughout this entire process that the proposals would create significant challenges for the new schools and the existing co-located schools, the Success Academy proposals have been removed from this week’s PEP agenda. We are committed to continue to work with Success Academies to find suitable facilities for their new schools.”