NYC finds space for 3 charter schools

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say they have found space in closed Catholic schools for three charter schools that were denied the space they thought was theirs.

City officials said Saturday that the three Success Academy charter schools will move into buildings that formerly housed two Roman Catholic schools in Manhattan and one in Queens.

The Success Academy schools had been promised space in public schools during the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

But Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in February that he was reversing some of the so-called co-locations approved under Bloomberg last fall.

Those included the three Success Academy schools.

Under the agreement announced Saturday, the city will renovate the closed Catholic schools.

Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz said she was grateful to the mayor for his support.