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Editorial: Drops in enrollment mean new realities for school districts
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Sep 12, 5:31 AM: When economic conditions force companies to scale back or lay off staff, it’s euphemistically referred to as “right-sizing.
The Secret of a Charter School’s Success? Parents
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Sep 9, 7:26 AM: Charter schools are a boutique phenomenon in American education, educating a mere 6% of U.S. school children. But they attract a disproportionate amount of attention—and controversy—because of their unique place in our education >
Editorial: Why won’t de Blasio, Carranza let Queens get another good middle school?
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Sep 9, 7:05 AM: At least five public-school buildings across Queens have ample room for the new school, with 450 to 725 empty seats each. But the de Blasio DOE regularly invents reasons it “can’t” assign such space to charters. And now it has >
Editorial: Don't dumb-down New York's high school diploma
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Sep 9, 6:53 AM: If the goal of New York's high school graduation standards were to grant all students a diploma regardless of their level of mastery, the state could simply hand sheepskins  out to anyone who made it to the final day of 12th >
New book tells secrets and surprises of Success Academy’s winning academics
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Sep 9, 5:06 AM: Parents of prospective students who win the lottery to get into a Success Academy school are greeted with “more of a warning than a welcome.
Court of Appeals Rules That RCSD State Takeover Referendum Won't Appear on Ballot
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Sep 5, 5:43 AM: Less than five hours after hearing arguments from the city of Rochester and the city school district, the New York state Court of Appeals returned a decision on the legality of a proposed referendum, deciding voters won’t see it on >
Buffalo’s education landscape is changing, and two new charter schools are leaning in
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Sep 5, 5:19 AM: As Buffalo students head back to class, WBFO is taking a look at the city’s two newest charter schools. In this series, education reporter Kyle Mackie reports on the first year of Persistence Preparatory Academy and Buffalo >
Churchill: Private schools have the right to remain private
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Sep 5, 5:01 AM: According to the state's own tests, only 23 percent of city students in grades 3-8 are adequately proficient in English. And yet, despite that and other dismal statistics, the Department of Education wants to give the Albany school >
Buffalo’s newest charter school: “If we can’t deliver… close us down”
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Sep 4, 6:32 AM: As Buffalo students head back to class, WBFO is taking a look at the city’s two newest charter schools. In this series, education reporter Kyle Mackie reports on the first year of Persistence Preparatory Academy and Buffalo >
A reading ‘crisis’: Why some New York City parents created a school for dyslexic students
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Sep 4, 6:30 AM: Bridge Preparatory Charter School on Staten Island will open its doors to 90 first- and second-graders on Thursday, as the only public school in the state that caters to students with language-based learning disabilities such as >
NY public schools have lowest enrollment in decades: study
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Sep 4, 5:42 AM: The number of students enrolled in New York state public schools is the lowest recorded in 30 years, a new Empire Center for Public Policy study released Tuesday reveals.
How to Destroy a School System
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Aug 29, 6:40 AM: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s task force on school desegregation aims to solve a problem that doesn’t exist by eliminating much of what does work in the city’s troubled public-school system, while failing to address its many >
Opinion: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Gives Up on Minority Kids
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Aug 28, 7:50 AM: Mayor de Blasio may identify as a progressive champion of the underprivileged, but the reality is that he’s blocking the surest path to the middle class by relegating the city’s poor to inferior schools.
Parents of NYC students can now remove addresses from charter school recruitment mailing lists
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Aug 28, 7:11 AM: Public school parents will now have the option to remove their addresses from mailing lists available to charter schools for recruitment purposes, the Daily News has learned.
Mayoral panel calls for redistricting of NYC’s ‘highly segregated’ schools
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Aug 28, 5:42 AM: A mayoral panel — calling the city’s schools “as segregated as the schools of Mississippi and Alabama” — is recommending redistricting and the elimination of admission factors such as grades and attendance to “fully integrate” the >
Opinion: The war on charters is a war to deny minority opportunity
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Aug 27, 8:20 AM: Despite their enormous successes, charter schools in New York and across the country are in a precarious spot heading into the new school year. In New York, state test results last week showed that charter schools in every region >
Desegregation Plan: Eliminate All Gifted Programs in New York
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Aug 27, 8:19 AM: For years, New York City has essentially maintained two parallel public school systems. A group of selective schools and programs geared to students labeled gifted and talented is filled mostly with white and Asian children. The >
More Than a Quarter of New York City Students Attend Private or Charter Schools
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Aug 26, 6:41 AM: How much children in New York City neighborhoods use the public-education system varies widely by their parents’ wealth, religious traditions, performance of local district schools and other factors, new data from the city >
Editorial: Think again on curriculum oversight of private schools
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Aug 26, 5:56 AM: Imagine this, if you can: Canisius High School, from whose halls 99 percent of 2018 graduates headed to college, is forced to submit to evaluation by the Buffalo School Board, leaders of a district that graduates 65 percent of its >
Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?
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Aug 23, 8:00 AM: Entrenched inequality, attacks by conservatives, student protests: Richard A. Carranza’s first year as schools chancellor.

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