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Tapestry's Charter Renewed by SUNY for Another Five Years

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo's Tapestry Charter School received a five year renewal of its charter Tuesday from the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

Tapestry was praised in a report to the trustees that cited the high performance of its students on standardized tests. Tapestry Director Joy Pepper was asked about the factors that contributed to such success.

"It's a small school with tremendous parent involvement," Pepper said. "We also have dynamic, fantastic teachers who do very creative lessons."

The SUNY board also approved Tapestry's plans to open a high school next fall. Pepper said they're planning a ninth grade class consisting of 48 students. She said the school will be located in some vacant space at St. Mary's School for the Deaf on Main Street.