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Editorial: ‘Unbiased’ Department of Education just got caught playing rank politics
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May 28, 7:54 AM: Carranza’s on record saying it’s wrong to “waste” this crisis. So when his DOE insists, “We have not yet made any decisions on this policy, and will not do so without hearing first from our students and families,” you’re right to >
Column: Instead of closing good charter schools, why not learn from them?
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May 28, 7:32 AM: The decision also is baffling even to charter school skeptics like me, who've always been concerned about the vast majority of kids left in traditional public schools.
Colleges and private schools are preparing for 'hybrid' school in September
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May 28, 6:42 AM: Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry surveyed their students and found they were split: About half are more comfortable with online courses, and the other half prefer face-to-face instruction. The school is preparing to offer both, so even >
Experts Say Creativity, Support & Guidance Will Help Make Remote Learning Successful
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May 27, 7:30 AM: The pandemic has become a catalyst for innovation in education, and the only thing that is clear is that school as most of us have always known it will never be the same.
Editorial: Regents err in declining to reauthorize high-performing Buffalo charter school
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May 26, 7:35 AM: Memo to Buffalo schools, especially its charters: Don’t try so hard. The Board of Regents doesn’t really want you to succeed.
All girls charter school in the Bronx makes transition to distance learning
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May 22, 7:37 AM: It’s taken foresight, planning and on-the-fly adaptation, but Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls (BLIG) on Concourse Village West has successfully made the transition to distance learning and is even using the coronavirus >
One of Buffalo's highest-performing public schools faces closure. Here's why.
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May 22, 7:24 AM: One of Buffalo’s highest-performing public schools faces closure following a vote by the New York State Board of Regents last week. WBFO’s education reporter Kyle Mackie reports on how Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School got >
Brooklyn school traumatized by coronavirus is now fighting for its survival
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May 21, 8:27 AM: Essence Robinson's hard work was evident nine years ago when, with Zaire by her side, she was the first parent to enroll her child in what is now Ember Charter School in the heart of Bed-Stuy.
Hempstead district faces cuts over student exodus to charter schools
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May 21, 7:42 AM: Nassau County's largest and poorest K-12 school district faces a growing exodus of students to nearby charter schools, and will probably have to cut programs and staff for the second consecutive year, officials announced this >
‘Never missed a beat’: Catholic schools shine during uncertain time
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May 20, 8:16 AM: With some parents out of work or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic and Sunday contributions to parishes down because churches are closed, many wonder how the events of the last two months will impact Catholic schools. But >
Most CNY school districts, others across state ending year early to avoid paying teachers extra
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May 20, 8:05 AM: Teachers were required to teach through spring break this year which meant they worked five days more than most of their contracts called for, said Robert Lowry, New York Council of School Superintendents’ deputy director for >
Opinion: School choice should be my choice
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May 20, 6:14 AM: My family has been failed by many people and systems throughout our very long journey, but the understanding that I had the power to make things better for my children and family has sustained me. Whether district, charter or >
Regents Board Urged To Rethink Funding for Buffalo Academy of Science
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May 19, 7:47 AM: The board voting against the five-year charter renewal of Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School has created outrage. The academy is a high-performance school. "They are one of the best schools in the state of New York," said >
New York City Teachers Push for Specific Safety Measures Before Schools Reopen
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May 18, 8:03 AM: The plan calls for widespread testing, temperature-taking, rigorous cleaning and protective equipment, a formal social-distancing plan and a system for tracking down and isolating people who have had close contact with students or >
Advocates hope to save Buffalo Academy of Science
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May 18, 7:14 AM: Opponents of the decision earlier this month by the state Board of Regents to close Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School will be banding together on a call at 2 p.m. Monday, urging that the decision be reversed.
Opinion: Why Success Academy is making remote learning work as regular schools flail
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May 18, 6:48 AM: Thus, SA entered the crisis better positioned than most. Every student from the fourth grade onward already had a school-issued Chromebook. When it ­became clear in-person schooling wouldn’t resume anytime soon, SA acquired and >
New remote learning grading policy: Will NYC kids work as hard?
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May 15, 6:23 AM: After Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new grading policy for New York City students, teachers are wondering if students will continue to be engaged in what they are learning.
OpEd: Reinventing distance learning means enlisting low-income parents: We must do more than distribute laptops and tablets
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May 13, 8:13 AM: America has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reinvent school. Instead, we’re scrambling to create the digital clone of a system that didn’t work in the first place. As schools reopen, let’s not reach for the familiar classroom >
Pandemic gives Buffalo schools the opportunity to reimagine education
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May 13, 7:54 AM: "Parents in Buffalo do not want to go back to a system that has not worked for the majority of parents in this city," said Duncan Kirkwood, a Buffalo parent who cites disproportionate suspensions of students of color and low >
Opinion: Why NYC needs a virtual public school
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May 13, 6:47 AM: Importantly, a citywide virtual school also has value in non-emergency situations. It can be used to expand learning opportunities to all students — equitably. Courses can be offered in Advanced Placement, foreign languages, >

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