Only 4 of 60 applicants approved to open new charter schools in New Jersey

    The New Jersey Department of Education has only approved four from a pool of nearly 60 applicants to open new charter schools in New Jersey.

    The Star-Ledger reports the small number of schools approved comes just nine months after the state endorsed its largest group of new charter schools in its history.

    According to the report, the schools will serve elementary and middle schools students in Jersey City, Camden, Trenton and Cherry Hill.

    The schools are scheduled to open in 2012, along with 21 other charter schools The Star-Ledger says are already approved and have yet to open.

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