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Success Academy Charter Network Set to Expand in Next Decade

The Success Academy charter school network recently received a $5 million grant from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to continue expanding in New York City. The network of successful charters currently has 20 schools and plans to open seven more next year.

According to DNA Info, one source says Success Academy will aim to operate 100 schools in New York by the end of the decade:

A Success Academy spokeswoman did not immediately comment on the 100-school goal, but she did note that Success was trying to accommodate a "very very high demand" for seats.

The charter received 10 times as many applications for the 2012-2013 school year as there were open seats, Success officials previously said.

"They'd serve more [students] they just don’t have the number of seats," said DiBiase, noting the large applicant pool for the school's lottery. "We want them to serve more kids. We want them to expand so they can serve more and more students."

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