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City Reaches Deal To House Success Academy Schools At Former Catholic School Buildings

Children hold signs to support charter schools during a protest against their closure in Albany on Mar. 4, 2014. (credit: Sam Stiers)

Children hold signs to support charter schools during a protest against their closure in Albany on Mar. 4, 2014. (credit: Sam Stiers)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The city has announced an end to the battle over charter schools.

After months of debate, New York City has reached a deal with Eva Moskowitz, head of Success Academy.

Beginning this fall, three Academy charters will be housed in former Catholic school buildings that the city said meets all safety standards, CBS 2 reported.

In February, Mayor Bill de Blasio had canceled plans for the schools to share space with traditional public schools, sparking massive protests.

Eva Moskowitz said she is glad that they were able to put aside politics to focus on the children, 1010 WINS reported.

“We are deeply grateful to the mayor for his support, which will enable us to serve these students.  I’m heartened we’ve been able to put politics behind us and establish a positive working relationship. With valuable guidance and support by Governor Cuomo, we have advanced our shared goal of improving educational opportunities for the City’s many public school students in both charter and district schools,” she said.

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