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Some parents want online school options to keep kids home
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Aug 5, 6:25 AM: A growing chorus of parents across Western New York are saying they do not feel comfortable sending their children back to school – and that they will not.
In New York, taxpayer-funded charter schools secure hundreds of PPP loans
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Aug 3, 6:55 AM: As the coronavirus reshapes education, 131 New York charter schools and management companies received Paycheck Protection Program loans this spring and summer, collecting a total of at least $112.1 to $260.85 million in federal >
New Roots Charter School will return in a hybrid format
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Aug 3, 6:50 AM: New Roots Charter School has announced its reopening plan for this fall, stating it will bring students back in a hybrid format.
As the Fate of Public Schools Loom, Private Institutions Ready to Open for Fall
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Aug 3, 5:58 AM: School is a valuable commodity, but in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, education has become almost priceless. Basic economics of supply and demand dictates the market, and that is playing out for private schools, as public >
Editorial: School-reopening plans ought to put the kids — not the adults — first
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Jul 31, 7:49 AM: Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to unveil his school-reopening plan Friday. Thanks to his reluctance to cross the United Federation of Teachers, it’s sure to be another bust.
Rochester Teachers Association Wants to Postpone In-Person Instruction
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Jul 31, 7:38 AM: The Rochester Teachers Association is pushing back against plans for some Rochester City School District students to return to the classroom in a hybrid model.
How 2 New York Schools Became Models for Coping in a Pandemic
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Jul 31, 7:27 AM: Now, schools around the nation that serve vulnerable children may have little choice but to adopt the unconventional measures that those like Mott Haven and Broome Street Academy, a charter high school in Manhattan that serves about >
Charter schools navigate obstacles for fall semester
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Jul 31, 7:23 AM: More than half of New York City charter schools are in Department of Education buildings. For now, those charter schools don't even know when they're going to be allowed in their buildings.
NYC charter, Catholic schools working on plans to safely reopen
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Jul 31, 6:56 AM: While it’s still unclear if New York City public schools will reopen in September, charter schools and catholic schools are planning to reopen.
Shen parents call for choice to keep children at home for virtual education
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Jul 28, 5:34 AM: A group of Shenendehowa parents are organizing to demand the district give them the choice to keep their kids home in the fall and offer those students an all-remote education option.
Editorial: New York’s teachers union decides education isn’t really essential — just the paychecks
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Jul 27, 7:49 AM: In a rational world, teachers who refuse to show up to teach — with proper social distance and other precautions — would be replaced. At the very least, teachers who won’t show even for online classes would lose their jobs. If the >
Another Fear for NYC Parents, Teachers: A Possible Shortage of School Nurses
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Jul 23, 8:41 AM: Facing a possible shortage of school nurses, New York City school officials are looking for ways to ensure schools have enough medical personnel when they reopen this fall.
Teachers union prepared to fight if NYC forces schools to reopen
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Jul 23, 8:24 AM: Union officials are prepared to fight back if they think the reopening of Big Apple schools is being done unsafely, union boss Michael Mulgrew said Tuesday.
Success Academy delays reopening after being denied access to buildings
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Jul 22, 7:38 AM: The Big Apple’s largest charter school network has delayed its scheduled on-site reopening because the city is barring access to shared buildings for at least another month, the group said Tuesday.
Editorial: It’s a lot harder to fire a bad NYC teacher than a bad cop
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Jul 13, 8:21 AM: Instead, most bad teachers — the ineffective, the incompetent, even the outright abusive — get sent to “rubber rooms” where administrators hope they will resign or eventually retire. That is, when they’re not simply left to keep >
NYC councilmen want vouchers for families ‘kicked in the shin’ by school plan
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Jul 13, 7:26 AM: Five council members are pushing the city to give vouchers to families “kicked in the shin” by NYC’s school reopening plans so they can send their kids somewhere else.
Opinion: Two ways to save Catholic schools: Let them receive federal COVID relief and state support for parents who choose private educations
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Jul 13, 7:11 AM: Done right, this combination of immediate federal relief, state policy change, and local innovation would both help sustain Catholic schools now struggling to serve the state’s most vulnerable communities and would give parents >
New York City Parents Grill Schools Chief on Reopening Plan
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Jul 10, 7:41 AM: New York City parent leaders grilled Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Thursday about his plans to reopen schools in the fall, with some expressing deep frustration that they didn’t have more say.
Most New York City Students to Learn In-Person Some Days, Online Others
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Jul 9, 6:10 AM: Governor must approve proposal but calls city’s fall reopening plan premature; parents, educators conflicted.
Opinion: The huge hole in these school plans: Addressing parents looming child-care crisis
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Jul 9, 5:39 AM: The city’s Department of Education has put forward its plan for our public schools next fall. They call it “blended learning.” But to many parents, one to three days a week in school sounds more like >

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