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NYSED Again rejects application for ELL Charter School in Queens

18 Aug

The NY State Education Department declined to authorize the charter of a school geared towards ELL students in Queens. The school, Dignitas Academy Charter (DACS), applied for authorization last year with the name Phoenix Academy Charter.

Advocates of DACS cite the low and decreasing scores by ELL students on statewide English Language Arts exams as evidencing a need for a school with a focus on English Language Learners. With widespread community support, many are unhappy to see the school’s application fail a second time.