N.J. Department of Ed Gets 38 applications to Start New Charter Schools

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Monday, April 8, 2013

The state has received 38 applications for new charter schools, including some that would specialize in math, science and technology instruction and others that would focus on more obscure themes, according to a list released by state education officials.

One applicant wants to open a high school for teens in Elizabeth and Roselle that would be named after state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a powerful Union County Democrat.

A former Newark high school principal has applied to start a military-themed school bearing former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s name.

Another contender is seeking state approval to open a virtual charter school for Lakewood teens who also attend Jewish day schools there.

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