- Pfizer made $80B last year – but being stingy with property promised to NYC charter, officials say
- > Jan 25, 8:57 AM: Drug manufacturing giant Pfizer — which is projected to report industry shattering $80 billion in business for last year thanks largely to sales of its coronavirus vaccine — is sticking charter school kids in Brooklyn with an
- Editorial: Hochul must get NYC’s charter cap lifted — fast
- Jan 20, 9:35 AM: Gov. Kathy Hochul threw New York's charter schools a bone in her budget plan, but Mayor Eric Adams needs to let her know that NYC desperately needs dozens of new charters.
- NYC Education Dept. loosens attendance, virtual learning rules for absent students
- Jan 19, 7:05 AM: There is still no remote learning option for city schools, but an attendance policy shift will offer more flexibility to families keeping their kids home over COVID-19 concerns, city education officials said Tuesday.
- Review & Outlook: Eric Adams’s Charter School Opportunity
- > Jan 18, 9:38 AM: Eric Adams is promising to revitalize New York City as its new mayor, and one way to make his mark in education is to help charter schools expand. He has the power to take immediate steps that would provide more charter slots to
- NYC schools to allow remote option as attendance plunges during COVID surge
- Jan 18, 9:00 AM: A remote option is coming back to city schools in response to plunging attendance amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
- New York City mayor considering a temporary remote learning option after calling it ineffective last week
- > Jan 14, 10:01 AM: New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Thursday that he's in talks with teachers union leadership and will consider a temporary remote learning option, less than a week after saying virtual lessons had not been effective earlier in the
- New York City charter schools continue to emerge as a inclusive new opportunity for diverse and inclusive education
With 272 charter schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City, many parents are wondering what exactly makes a charter school different from a more traditional public school.
Jan 14, 9:24 AM:
- NYC’s chancellor, David Banks, has proved public schools can improve
- Jan 13, 8:48 AM: Successfully organizing a diverse array of different groups — including charter schools — has served our schoolchildren well in the past and can do so once again in a new era of Big Apple school improvement.
- Adams: No Remote Learning Option in NYC Schools for 6 Months
- Jan 13, 5:56 AM: It will take roughly six months before New York City schools can add remote learning options, Mayor Eric Adams told elected officials Wednesday morning.
- SUNY approves 2 new Long Island charter schools despite political opposition
- Jan 12, 9:16 AM: The State University of New York Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the opening of two new charter schools on Long Island despite opposition from a powerful lawmaker and K-12 education regulators.
- Charter schools expected to be approved for Central Islip, Wyandanch
- > Jan 11, 9:46 AM: Proposed charter schools for Central Islip and Wyandanch appear headed for final approval, as supporters reject arguments by state lawmakers, teacher-union leaders and others that the plans would undermine traditional school
- Proposed law would strip SUNY’s authority to OK new charter schools in New York
- Jan 11, 8:51 AM: A key state lawmaker overseeing New York City schools has introduced legislation that would block the opening of new charter schools in the Empire State, advocates claim.
- Catholic schools disprove teacher-union claims schools must close for safety
- > Jan 7, 7:58 AM: Mayor Eric Adams has commendably signaled his intention to ignore United Federation of Teachers chief Michael Mulgrew’s suggestion that public schools close and shift to remote learning, insisting that after two years of “lost
- Teachers union factions ramp up pressure on NYC to go remote over COVID surge
- Jan 6, 9:37 AM: Angered teachers union factions are ramping up pressure on city officials to adopt remote learning amid an ongoing “nightmare” of COVID-19 infections in city schools.
- Charter network is converting Staten Island bookstore to a school campus
- Jan 5, 7:42 AM: A network of charter schools in New York City's Staten Island borough has begun work on a permanent home for a campus with a computer science focus.
- Editorial: Ignore the UFT — keep schools open
- Jan 4, 9:15 AM: Teachers unions are wrong, Mayor Eric Adams is right: School buildings are the safest places for children to be — to learn and to socialize in.
- NYC teachers’ union wants schools to pivot to remote learning
- > Jan 3, 9:26 AM: After days off for the holidays and as COVID surged in New York, students are set to return to their classrooms despite a plea from some for a pivot to remote learning. The union representing teachers suggested a temporary return to
- Union: Testing Inadequate to Reopen New York City Schools
- Dec 30, 9:24 AM: "We are moving closer to a safe reopening of school next week,’ the city’s teachers union president said. ‘But we are not there yet.
- New York City Looks to Test More and Keep Classrooms Open
- Dec 29, 9:16 AM: The city said it would allow students who were exposed to Covid to remain in school if they test negative for the coronavirus and have no symptoms.
- NYC’s Success Academy charter schools plan COVID-19 vaccine or test requirement for all students
- Dec 22, 8:54 AM: Success Academy, New York City’s largest charter school network, is planning to extend a “vaccine or test” requirement to all of its 20,000 students, school officials said Tuesday.