01/09/2012 12:38 pm ET Updated Mar 10, 2012

Tikun Olam Hebrew Language Charter High School May Still Open In New Jersey Despite 3 Rejections

In the last couple of years, Sharon Akman, a real estate agent, applied to the state of New Jersey three times to open a new charter school in the Highland Park area, to be called Tikun Olam Hebrew Language Charter High School.

Each time, she was rejected.

Then on Oct. 6, one week after the state's most recent rejection, the United States Education Department announced that it had approved a $600,000 grant to finance Ms. Akman's proposed charter.

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