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Electeds Fight To Stop Controversial Charter School From Opening In Overcrowded District
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Sep 18, 6:19 AM: In the wake of an approval of a Letter of Intent (LOI) of a Brooklyn-based charter school, a coalition of local electeds are looking to stop the school from opening a second location.
Regents support a new way of evaluating charter schools and soften penalties for schools with high opt-out rates
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Sep 18, 5:49 AM: New York’s top education policymakers tentatively approved new rules Monday on two hot-button issues: the penalties for districts and schools where many students opt out of state tests — and how nearly 100 charter schools >
Commentary: Hempstead’s students can’t wait
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Sep 13, 6:31 AM: This was a devastating summer for the district, following a distressing school year, following decades of failing the community’s children.
Charter school group gives to political candidates
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Sep 12, 6:12 AM: The political arm of an influential education reform group has spent thousands to boost the fortunes of three incumbent Democrats campaigning in Thursday’s upcoming primary, campaign filings show.
Poughkeepsie charter school proposal withdrawn, for now
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Sep 10, 6:45 AM: Watson, a former Poughkeepsie superintendent and brother of school board President Felicia Watson, has said the charter school would aim to "serve as a laboratory of educational innovation" to the district, collaborating >
Monticello teacher’s union head opposes charter school
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Sep 7, 6:14 AM: The leader of the Monticello teacher’s union expressed his worry about a proposed charter school in the district, citing how they operate privately yet rely on public dollars.
Black parents come out against de Blasio's desegregation plan
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Sep 7, 5:45 AM: "Our concern is the framing of the proposal which unnecessarily stokes animosity between communities of color, while at the same time failing to address the heart of the issues underlying our concerns with the City’s >
Editorial: Time for school innovation
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Sep 7, 5:42 AM: The answer lies in innovation, including changing the way schools operate, utilizing multi-grade-level teaching and introducing the latest technology, including online classes.
Teacher evaluations could depend on outcome of Senate races
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Sep 6, 6:22 AM: One of the big issues as the new school year starts is how Albany will deal with the controversial matter of teacher evaluations.
Class is in session: First day at new Nicotra charter school
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Sep 6, 6:19 AM: About 85 students -- donning white shirts with the words "Nicotra Early College" emblazoned on them -- began their first day of classes Wednesday at the new Nicotra Early College Charter School in Bloomfield. >
Public school enrollment drops heavily in rural areas
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Sep 6, 5:34 AM: In the past 10 years, K-12 enrollment in Warren County dropped 15-20 percent, while Washington County fell 10-15 and Saratoga County dipped 5-10 percent, according to a report by Empire Center released on Tuesday. >
Commentary: De Blasio vs. great public schools
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Sep 5, 5:47 AM: When we look back decades from now on Mayor de Blasio’s tenure running New York City schools, one theme will emerge: There are way more children and families who want great schools than there are great schools for them. >
With less than 4 months of prep, RISE Community School begins
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Sep 5, 5:36 AM: State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said that waiting was not an option when children were trapped in failing classrooms. "Rochester should be running out of patience.
Editorial: The reform test: De Blasio and Carranza must integrate and innovate to deliver better educations to New York City's public schoolchildren
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Sep 5, 4:58 AM: This, de Blasio's fifth first day of school, is the first first day for Chancellor Richard Carranza. Now five months into his tenure, Carranza must press ahead to tackle entrenched segregation while encouraging true >
Editorial: The reason why public school enrollment is crashing
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Sep 5, 4:33 AM: Still, the bottom line remains the same: If the politicians can’t start giving more New Yorkers reason to hope for their future here, the future will increasingly happen somewhere else.
Commentary: The case for modern-day school choice
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Sep 4, 6:35 AM: Public school districts on Long Island take great pride in offering students the best possible academic experience to prepare them for college. These districts offer such a comprehensive curriculum that many are ranked >
Charter school to welcome elementary students
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Aug 30, 5:56 AM: Students entering the elementary school will find coding courses — in keeping with the charter school’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics focus — monthly field trips and events for family, students and >
Buffalo charter school takes on longer school day
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Aug 29, 6:43 AM: Longer school days, longer school years and more teachers in each classroom. That's what 54 kindergartners and 54 first graders have at Persistence Preparatory Charter School in Buffalo since they began class on Aug. 22. >
Time to learn: Charter kids are hitting the books already
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Aug 29, 6:34 AM: Love or loathe their methods — and their methods vary wildly, as do their results — the fact is undeniable: Most charter school students get more instruction. Every day, every year. It adds up.
Editorial: Another sign that New York state education reform process must change
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Aug 27, 4:54 AM: The district concedes it needs more time to find out what families think. When the school-with-no-name opens on Sept. 5, the lack of a sign or banner proudly denoting its fresh start will be another sign that the district >

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