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School’s in session--in former factories, grocery stores and malls

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**Please note small file size 1500 x 1200 pixels** With available land scarce and expensive, several charter schools in New York City have converted vacant buildings. The Bronx Charter School for the Arts in Hunts Point took over a refrigerated warehouse. (Courtesy of Esto Photographics)

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**Please note small file size 1500 x 1200 pixels** The Bronx Charter School for the Arts occupies a former warehouse for kosher foods. "It's very open and there's a lot of space to display art on the wall" said Xanthe Jory, the school's executive director. (Courtesy of Esto Photographics)

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**Please not small file size 1500 x 1200 pixels** School districts can save time and money by converting stores, malls, and factories into school. The Bronx Charter School for the Arts in New York occupies a former warehouse for kosher foods. (Courtesy of Esto Photographics)

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Putting schools in converted warehouses and shopping malls can save districts money and help them keep pace with growing enrollments.


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