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Parents to Sue City Over Elite High-School Admissions
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Nov 14, 7:28 AM: Parents at one of New York City’s highest-achieving middle schools voted Tuesday to forge ahead in a federal lawsuit to stop a city plan that some said could severely diminish their children’s chances of getting into >
Opinion: NYC’s schools chief shows his ignorance
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Nov 13, 8:52 AM: Since becoming New York City schools chancellor six months ago, Richard Carranza has made clear that he has a broad vision for reform. But the leader of the nation’s largest school system appears to have only a tenuous >
With loss of GOP Senate majority, charter school movement loses clout
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Nov 13, 8:47 AM: One of the losers in Tuesday’s election is the charter school movement, which lost a big and reliable advocate when Republicans gave up control of the majority to Democrats in the State Senate, both sides said. >
Opponents of teacher evaluation law push for swift repeal
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Nov 12, 8:42 AM: Opponents of the state's controversial teacher evaluation system are pushing for speedy repeal on grounds that Tuesday's election shakeup in Albany reflects growing public demand for change.
Charter Schools Accuse Mayor of Denying Them Space, Again
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Nov 8, 7:43 AM: The city is supposed the give the taxpayer-funded but privately managed charters space in public school buildings when it's available. The de Blasio administration says it has been generous with allocating space. Success >
Proposal Would Extend NY’s Moratorium on Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations
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Nov 6, 7:50 AM: New York education officials took a step Monday toward keeping students’ state test scores out of teacher evaluations for another year.
Regents’ decisions could bring New York City close to hitting charter cap
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Nov 5, 7:12 AM: New York City could come less than 10 spots away from its legal cap on charter school openings if state policymakers approve an entire list of requests this week.
Opinion: Bridging the Achievement Gap Through Real Renewal
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Nov 1, 6:06 AM: Why the hand-wringing, and why the wasteful investment in programs doomed to fail, when the achievement gap can be closed—for this generation, and with current resources? Charter schools are dramatically outperforming >
Solution stalemate: Western New York rural school districts pushed for regional high schools, but politics got in way
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Oct 31, 5:24 AM: So Ripley took advantage of a rarely used option in New York state education law: It paid more than $7,000 in tuition per student to send all of its roughly 130 seventh- through 12th-graders to the 730-student Chautauqua >
Gov. Cuomo's coffers swell with $130,000 from charter school donations in days leading up to the election
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Oct 30, 6:44 AM: Gov. Cuomo received a late infusion of cash from charter school interests, his latest financial disclosure form shows.
Albany's Green Tech charter school looks to expand
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Oct 29, 6:37 AM: The school is looking for 40 students per class, adding seventh and eighth grades over the next years. At its peak the all-boys Green Tech would serve 486 students in grades 6-12. They now serve 340 high school boys. >
Editorial: Our approach to public education reform is failing
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Oct 29, 5:04 AM: Those with good intentions often fall short of getting a job done. Case in point, New York state’s recent experimentation with school integration. Study after study has shown that low-income students do better in schools >
Gounardes, Golden Clash Over Charter & Private Schools
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Oct 24, 5:36 AM: State Sen. Marty Golden (R) and his Democratic opponent Andrew Gounardes in the upcoming 22nd State Senate District race clashed over the lifting of a cap for charter schools when KCP asked the two candidates about the >
Editorial: Demand for charter schools meets a need
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Oct 23, 6:17 AM: Garrison Keillor’s make-believe town of Lake Woebegone was “where all the children are above average.” That’s a fiction that is far from the reality of the Buffalo Public Schools, where a recent study found that only about >
Truxton Academy Charter School gets state approval
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Oct 19, 7:18 AM: A four-year effort to open a charter school in Cortland County has come to an end after the State University of New York Charter Schools Institute voted Thursday to grant a new charter for the creation of an elementary >
Success Academy calls out de Blasio for curbing school space
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Oct 19, 6:31 AM: Mayor Bill de Blasio has drastically curbed charter-school accommodations in city buildings, Success Academy officials said at a rally Thursday morning.
Finn Academy test scores show improvement
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Oct 16, 7:39 AM: Students at Elmira's Finn Academy charter school are seeing higher scores on tests, according to a report released by the state Education Department.
Regents grapple with achievement gap on state tests
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Oct 16, 7:37 AM: Pointing to the persistent test-score gap between white and minority students, members of the state Board of Regents on Monday wondered out loud if they could all but dispense with the state’s English and math tests for >
Column: Public education has outdated models in critical areas
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Oct 16, 7:30 AM: Public education in America is outdated. Fixing it is crucial to the success of our kids and to creating an economy that provides sufficient wages for middle class prosperity.
Editorial: Wrong approach on schools
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Oct 15, 6:19 AM: The state Education Department and the Legislature need to do something about the many schools that consistently perform below standards. But deploying some of the most accomplished teachers against their will isn't the >

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