- At Success Academy Charter School, Stretching Comes With Growing Pains
Ms. Moskowitz aims to expand Success Academy to roughly 100 schools in a decade, up from the 46 schools now serving 15,500 students. Most of the existing schools are elementary; there are only two high schools. Under her >
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- How Success Academy Got Its First Seniors to College
- > Mar 22, 6:44 AM: The Success Academy network has grown to 46 schools in New York City serving 15,500 students, who are mostly poor and nearly all black or Hispanic. Its founder, Eva Moskowitz, has long championed her charters as orderly,
- Editorial: De Blasio’s discrimination against charter school kids
- > Mar 21, 6:21 AM: Team de Blasio is stonewalling Success space requests not just in Harlem, but all across the city. These denials may force some children to leave the Success network altogether — plainly, the intended purpose.
- High schools try to prepare students for world of work
- > Mar 21, 5:40 AM: The Adirondack Educational Center offers another path to the world of work. In 10th grade, students get a tour of the BOCES facility and learn about the vocational classes there, which culminate in certifications required
- Success Academy seeking help from state in battle with city over more classrooms
- Mar 19, 6:45 AM: The Success Academy network is expected to take action Monday in a dispute with the city over classroom space in Harlem.
- Riverhead Charter School to add high school grades, boost enrollment
- > Mar 13, 5:52 AM: Riverhead Charter School, which draws students from a wide swath of central and eastern Long Island, will add high-school grades starting in the 2020-21 academic year, under an expansion plan approved Monday by the state’s
- Uncommon Schools, NYC DOE Partnership Grows Beyond Bklyn
- > Mar 13, 4:55 AM: This collaboration effort is now several years old. First started under the Bloomberg Administration and expanded during the De Blasio Administration, as Chancellor Carmen Farina continued to ask Uncommon to share its
- Letter: Bring vocational training back to public schools
- > Mar 9, 6:03 AM: Let’s not worry about “preparing them for jobs that do not exist yet.” Fund continuing adult education programs and let on-the-job training handle that as needed, as they always have. Instead, bring existing vocational
- Middle Village Prep gets another legal victory in its ongoing fight with the Brooklyn Diocese
- > Mar 8, 6:44 AM: Since its founding, MVP has grown into one of the top-performing middle schools in New York state. At the time the lawsuit was filed, there were 380 students from sixth to eighth grade currently enrolled and 250 more
- Trying Again, de Blasio Names a New Schools Chancellor
- > Mar 6, 6:04 AM: There were two finalists in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s search for a new schools chancellor, and on Monday, just days after being spurned by his first choice, the mayor said the job would go to the runner-up, Richard A.
- New York City charter school rent costs to jump 63 percent this year
- > Mar 5, 6:43 AM: The city’s tab for charter-school rent is continuing to rise, education department officials said Friday. The city expects to spend $44 million this fiscal year for 63 charter schools’ space, according to projections sent
- Alberto Carvalho Backs Out of New York City Schools Job
- > Mar 2, 6:53 AM: It was supposed to be a triumphant moment for Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City school system. The mayor had lured away one of the nation’s most successful educators to become the city’s new schools chancellor.
- Miami Superintendent Chosen to Lead New York City Schools
- > Mar 1, 6:39 AM: Alberto M. Carvalho, who rose from undocumented immigrant and day laborer to superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, has found a bigger stage: He will become the next New York City schools chancellor, Mayor
- Staten Island to add hundreds of new school seats
- Feb 26, 7:15 AM: A new charter high school -- the Lois and Richard Nicotra Early College Charter School -- is slated to open for the 2018-2019 school year. More than 400 students are expected to be enrolled by 2023.
- Danbury charter school proposal clears first state hurdle
- Feb 26, 6:49 AM: A New York-based organization’s application to open a new charter school in Danbury cleared its first hurdle in the state approval process this month.
- NY likely to nix Syracuse school board's call for charter school moratorium
- Feb 16, 6:40 AM: The Syracuse city school board voted unanimously Wednesday to ask the state to impose a three-year moratorium on charter school expansion in the city.
- Months of Searching Still Hasn’t Found New Schools Chancellor
- > Feb 15, 7:57 AM: That the mayor has not yet made a choice — he said the administration had already been searching for several months in late December — points to the challenge of finding a match between a politically ambitious mayor with
- Charter's lesson plan for smart spending
- > Feb 15, 7:53 AM: While charter schools are known for educational experimentation, their finances are often a different story. Raj Thakkar, founder of Charter School Business Management, which consults for New American, said it is not
- Stung by loss of funding, Syracuse district wants to halt charter school expansion
The growing number of charter schools in Syracuse are draining the school district's finances and hampering efforts to improve city schools.
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- Dissent flares anew over state’s teacher evaluation law
- > Feb 13, 7:51 AM: Angry exchanges over the state’s teacher-evaluation law reignited Monday as Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia confirmed that a moratorium on the controversial statute could be extended past its expiration in July
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