From A to ‘Zombie’: Hochul deal to revive ‘zombie’ charter schools hailed and panned by education advocates


There is now a deal to reopen 14 “zombie” charter schools in New York City — one of the many points of contention that has prevented the New York State fiscal year 2024 budget from being finalized on time.

The charter school agreement reached on April 27 includes authorizing the issuance of “zombie” charters — charters that were surrendered, revoked, or terminated. When these new schools are authorized, they would be the first new charters  issued downstate since 2019.