Mayor Bill de Blasio said yesterday he will block three charter schools from opening in public school buildings yesterday. All of them are part of the Success Academy system, run by former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz. The mayor will allow 14 charters to "co-locate" within public schools as planned, including five run by Moskowitz. He left untouched a majority of plans affecting charter schools. But he opposed the three because he won't allow elementary schools to open on high school campuses or schools to cut programs for students with disabilities. Moskowitz said the move will affect about 600 students and there is no contingency plan yet. The Bloomberg Administration had been accused of favoritism toward her schools. A number of City Council members were unhappy with how many co-locations de Blasio allowed.
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