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NJ Mandarin charter not giving up – Gov. says charters (and Mandarin?) only for urban needy districts.

February 3, 2012

Montclair Charter Founders Move On; Maplewood Charter Founders Give Up

Quest founder says she needs feedback from the community

Acting NJ Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf.
Montclair resident Stan Karp speaking at Friday's anti-charter rally in Maplewood

Although the media has reported that the founders of the Hua Mei Charter School in Maplewood have decided not to apply a third time to the state for approval, a founder of the Quest Academy Charter High School in Montclair said Thursday that she has not yet given up on the idea.

The founders of Hua Mei had proposed a K-5 Mandarin-immersion charter school that would draw mainly from the South Orange-Maplewood and West Orange school districts — although spots could have been available for students outside of those districts if space allowed. The school would have opened as a K-2 school in 2012 and expanded thereafter.

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