- 250 Success Academy Parents Mobilize For Parent Choice
- > Feb 26, 7:50 AM: More than 250 Success Academy parents mobilized for a week-long series of virtual meetings with elected officials to advocate for parent choice and urge them to eliminate the arbitrary charter “cap” — a statutory limit on
- Students call remote learning ‘boring’ and ‘weird’ during de Blasio school visit
- > Feb 26, 7:27 AM: The reviews are in: remote learning is “boring.” And it’s also “weird,” students told Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza during their visit to a Bronx middle school on Thursday.
- Editorial: NYC charter schools deserve COVID-19 justice
- > Feb 24, 7:52 AM: Low as our opinion is of this mayor and chancellor, we’re still shocked that they would weaponize the pandemic to attack charters — which routinely deliver better results than the schools they run.
- COVID, remote learning contribute to 5,098 drop in enrollment
- > Feb 23, 6:55 AM: What impact did COVID and hybrid learning had on the choices parents made? News10NBC went through the state's data and we found the virus and remote learning played a role in driving thousands of families away from their
- ‘Beyond incredulous’: Manhattan judge green lights COVID testing for charter schools, blasts city officials for barring access
A Manhattan judge, in a sharp rebuke of city school officials, ruled that charter school students are entitled to the same weekly COVID-19 testing program employed in New York’s public schools.
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- Principal at Bronx charter school discusses importance of mentorship for kids
- Feb 18, 6:56 AM: Mentorship is a vital aspect to the education of young people throughout their schooling and into their adult lives, one Bronx charter school principal says.
- Families going from public to private schools for full in-person learning
- > Feb 18, 6:40 AM: Some local superintendents say they’ve seen changes in enrollment during the pandemic. For example, in the Greece district, kindergarten numbers are down, home-schooling is up, and the migration to private schools has also
- New York Was the 1st Big School District to Reopen. Here’s What Happened.
- Feb 15, 10:28 AM: Elementary schools have been open for months. As the city prepares to reopen middle schools, problems remain, but there is also cause for optimism.
- Judge denies Buffalo teachers union injunction to stop in-person learning at schools
- > Feb 12, 8:57 AM: A State Supreme Court Judge has denied the Buffalo Teachers Federation union a preliminary injunction that sought to return to remote learning for Buffalo Public Schools. Some children in the district returned to in-person
- Charter school enrollment grows by 17% on Staten Island, data shows
- > Feb 10, 7:46 AM: Enrollment among Staten Island’s six operating charter schools has increased substantially — by 17% — during the 2020-2021 school year compared to the year prior — as public school enrollment declines citywide, preliminary
- Former Brooklyn educator eyes charter school in Schenectady
- > Feb 8, 7:29 AM: Rogers said he plans to lead with his personal story – the story of a young Black man misserved by a public education system and committed to helping teach youth in the position he was once in – and work in the community
- Mayor de Blasio brushes away declining enrollment in New York City public schools as only ‘one-year reality’
- Feb 4, 7:48 AM: Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday argued the historic drop in city public school enrollment this year was only temporary, and insisted that families would return once the pandemic died down.
- Parent demand for NYC charter school seats intensified during COVID-19 pandemic
- Feb 3, 7:41 AM: Sector enrollment increased by 10,000 students this year — compared to a 43,000 drop at traditional public schools, according to the New York City Charter School Center.
- Buffalo Schools reopen amidst legal challenge from Buffalo Teachers Union
- Feb 2, 7:15 AM: The Buffalo Public School District reopened for in-person instruction as scheduled on Monday. It was the first student entry into Buffalo school buildings since March of last year.
- More kids are going to charter schools, but are they better?
- Feb 1, 8:14 AM: The latest New York state testing scores show that charter schools outperformed all other public schools in Monroe County in three out of four English and math assessments.
- More kids are going to charter schools, but are they better
- Jan 29, 8:05 AM: The latest New York state testing scores show that charter schools outperformed all other public schools in Monroe County in three out of four English and math assessments.
- Charter school for kids with autism to open in September
- Jan 29, 7:56 AM: Staten Island students on the autism spectrum, and those with other disabilities, can now enroll in a boroughwide college preparatory charter school.
- Enrollment in Public Schools Drops by 43,000 Students
- Jan 28, 8:17 AM: Enrollment in city public schools has fallen by 43,000 students since last year, new data shows — a sign some families have left the system as it struggles to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic.
- ‘Enraged is a good word’: Parents express frustration with delay in opening Montclair schools
- > Jan 25, 8:12 AM: The Montclair Education Association, the teacher's union representing the staff in the district, believes it isn't safe to return, citing a variety of issues with ventilation and disinfecting methods used in the schools.
- Low Supply of Covid-19 Vaccine Could Delay Return to Full-Time In-Person Learning in NYC Schools
- Jan 22, 8:23 AM: Teachers union leader Michael Mulgrew says public schools in New York City could be forced to continue remote learning into fall
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