School Gets Funds To Open:
Achievement First Institution Is Considered Key To City’s School Reform

Jeffrey Cohen:

A charter school whose widely anticipated opening in Hartford was threatened by a lack of cash will open this school year, city officials said Tuesday.
City hall spokeswoman Sarah Barr said in a press release that the Achievement First charter school, run by the same group that operates the acclaimed Amistad Academy in New Haven, will open to 252 students “thanks to public and private support.”
Barr, along with officials at the public school system and Achievement First, declined to say where the money for the school was coming from. A press conference is scheduled for this morning to announce the opening and the funding source.
“The plan is to announce that at tomorrow’s press conference,” Patricia Sweet, an Achievement First official, said Tuesday.