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Success Academy CEO rips Trump in email to parents, staff
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Aug 18, 7:22 AM: The CEO of the Success Academy charter schools forcefully distanced herself from President Trump in a Thursday note to parents and staff.
Charter Schools Could Get to Hire Teachers With Only 30 Hours of Training
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Aug 18, 5:49 AM: Charter school teachers in New York may soon have a far easier road to accreditation than their peers in the city's public schools. Under a plan now open for public comment, charter school teachers will be able to get a license to >
New York education leaders blast charter school teacher certification plan
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Aug 17, 4:58 AM: The state’s top education officials ripped a controversial plan Wednesday to allow charter schools to certify their own teachers.
Charter School Advocates, City Squabble Over Brooklyn Co-Location Sites
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Aug 16, 6:31 AM: The pro-charter schools advocacy organization Families for Excellent Schools (FES) and the city’s Department of Education (DOE) were at odds today over exactly how much city-owned space there is in Brooklyn to locate more charter >
Head of Democrats for Education Reform resigned from board of Success Academy, highlighting split in charter world
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Aug 15, 7:06 AM: Democrats for Education Reform President Shavar Jeffries — who has differed with Success Academy’s leader Eva Moskowitz on how to engage with the Trump administration — resigned from the charter network’s board earlier this summer, >
SUNY mulls plan to let charter school teachers become certified without master's
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Aug 10, 6:28 AM: The proposed certification requirements would only apply to teachers at SUNY-authorized charters. In Upstate New York, charters are either authorized by SUNY or the Board of Regents.
Charter Schools Boost Performance of Nearby Schools
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Aug 9, 7:22 AM: Anti-school choice activists often argue that charter school expansion hurts existing schools, but a new study of New York City schools found that new charter schools are increasing the performance of schools around them.
Laura Lavine proposes mayoral takeover of Syracuse schools
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Aug 9, 5:40 AM: Laura Lavine, former superintendent for LaFayette School District, said Tuesday she would pursue a new structure under which the mayor appoints the school board. That board is currently elected by voters.
Charter schools blast de Blasio over placement applications
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Aug 8, 5:35 AM: Charter school leaders demanded that Mayor de Blasio swiftly sign off on 27 applications for placement in city school buildings in a conference call Monday.
SUNY gives Finn Academy poor marks
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Aug 2, 6:18 AM: Finn Academy, a charter school in its second year, is still struggling to make the grade — at least according to state education officials.
Do charter schools hurt their neighboring schools? A new study of New York City schools says no — they help.
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Jul 31, 5:42 AM: Far from hurting existing schools, new charter schools in New York City have actually helped their neighbors improve, according to a new study.
Charter and District Schools Sharing Innovations: How Philanthropy Can Help
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Jul 28, 7:48 AM: Philanthropy New York, in collaboration with The Philanthropy Roundtable, hosted an in-depth discussion on innovation sharing between charter and district leaders in New York City. The event gave philanthropists an opportunity to >
Green Charter School gets Albany green light to move forward
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Jul 28, 6:33 AM: Dr. Carole Reiss, a retired teacher and founder of the proposed school, has been working on getting the school approved for more than seven years; in previous attempts the school's application has been returned by SED for >
Proposal Would Let Charter Schools Certify Their Own Teachers
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Jul 26, 6:04 AM: It is usually a sleepy civic exercise: A proposed change to a specialized bit of state regulations is published in the State Register, officially marking the beginning of a public comment period.
School claims DOE illegally denied them additional seats
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Jul 25, 6:46 AM: The Department of Education is illegally denying a Downtown Brooklyn charter-school operator space in nearby district buildings — even though they’re filled with hundreds of unused seats, according to the school.
Here's how parents aim to reduce class sizes of city public schools
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Jul 21, 7:58 AM: Agostini is among a group of parents who filed a complaint with the state education department this month, charging that the city isn't meeting its legal obligation to reduce class sizes in public schools.
Charter school for dyslexic students passes first Albany hurdle
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Jul 20, 7:45 AM: Bridge Preparatory Charter School for Creative Thinkers, the long-envisioned borough-wide school for dyslexic children, has cleared the first step in its application process in Albany.
A Rust Belt City's School Turnaround
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Jul 19, 7:28 AM: After decades of distrust and dysfunction, Buffalo makes education a priority with a community-wide commitment.
Charter supporters among Cuomo’s top re-election donors
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Jul 19, 6:07 AM: Charter-school supporters were among the major donors who helped Gov. Cuomo collect $5 million since January for his 2018 re-election, records show.
State education officials question another batch of Success Academy charter renewals
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Jul 18, 7:36 AM: Reigniting a debate that flared in April, the board is poised to send a set of Success Academy charter school renewals back to SUNY, the network’s authorizer, rather than approving them.

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