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New operator for proposed charter school in Danbury selected

A new operator for a proposed charter school in Danbury has been selected.  Hearst Connecticut Media reports that John Taylor, executive director of the Booker T. Washington Academy in New Haven, would run the school, pending state approval. 

The Danbury Charter School Planning Team previously proposed the Brooklyn-based Prospect Charter School, but believe a Connecticut-based operator would get more support from the state.  A written request to amend the certification must be submitted to the state Department of Education for review and a vote. 

The proposed charter school would serve 770 students in 6th through 12th grade. The school would open to 110 6th graders, based on a lottery system, and add a grade in subsequent years.

A philanthropist has promised a $25 million donation to transforma property at the corner of Main and Rose streets into the school.

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