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The Most Polarizing Education Reformer in New York City
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Sep 22, 7:09 AM: Now, as the founder and CEO of Success Academy, the largest charter-school network in New York City, the criticism is as loud as ever. Success has produced stellar academic outcomes, even winning the prestigious Broad >
Private managers of public schools, charter leaders enjoy extra buffer from public-records laws
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Sep 22, 5:51 AM:

That’s in part because emails sent by Moskowitz and other leaders of New York City’s largest charter network — which oversees 46 public schools and 15,500 students — are not subject to the same public-records laws as >

De Blasio slammed with thousands of letters from families seeking public space for charter schools
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Sep 22, 4:56 AM: Parents with the pro-charter lobbying group Families for Excellent Schools on Thursday delivered 3,561 copies of a form letter signed by city parents that calls on Mayor de Blasio to respond. More will be delivered by >
District administrators fight proposed charter high school in Yonkers
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Sep 21, 6:28 AM: Yonkers public school administrators are fighting against what could be the city's first charter high school, arguing that it will cost them millions of dollars.
Teachers union snubs Syracuse mayoral candidate seeking control of schools
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Sep 21, 5:30 AM: Officials said the union doesn't support Lavine's proposals for mayoral control of schools or her call for increased charter school funding.
Lifton Opposes Uncertified Charter School Teachers
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Sep 15, 6:12 AM: Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (D/WFP-125AD, Tompkins/Cortland) announced that she has written a letter to the SUNY Charter Schools Institute calling for the rejection of a new teacher certification proposal that would allow >
Activists, parents rally against proposed teacher certification change for charter schools
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Sep 13, 5:35 AM: A rally took place on Tuesday as charter school advocates pushed for a change in the way teachers are certified. The change would allow charter schools to hire teachers who have as little as 30 hours of training. >
Three ways NY is making it easier to be a teacher
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Sep 13, 5:15 AM: The state Board of Regents on Tuesday said it will reform ways to get a teaching certificate in New York as a way to bolster the teaching ranks amid what the state estimates could be a need for as many as 180,000 new >
Music-Focused Charter School Opens in Washington Heights
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Sep 11, 6:16 AM: It allows for the school to provide students with two classes of music per day, while also integrating music into academic courses, such as math and English, Gracia said, adding that it's the first elementary school in the >
NYS: Riverhead’s proficiency scores dip; up at charter, SWR
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Sep 11, 5:28 AM: Fewer students in the Riverhead Central School District achieved proficiency in 2016-17 state assessments while scores improved slightly for the Riverhead Charter School and Shoreham-Wading School District, according to >
Students get ready for college at Troy Prep High School
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Sep 11, 4:58 AM: While most area students had their first day of school last week, one group of ninth graders was already in their third week of classes at a brand new local high school.
New York education leaders: Scrap charter school teacher proposal
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Sep 8, 6:00 AM: The state's top education officials issued a letter Thursday strongly urging the State University of New York to withdraw a proposal they argue would negatively impact students and cut down on the number of effective >
Charters rekindle controversy over teacher training requirements
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Sep 7, 6:04 AM: The June agreement on mayoral control of New York City schools may have settled the controversy over charter school caps for now, but a decision by the Charter School Committee of the State University of New York board of >
De Blasio slammed for delaying charter school space requests
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Sep 7, 5:52 AM: Charter school leaders ripped Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday for delaying co-location requests despite ample room in city buildings.
Newark’s schools to be returned to local control after years of state control
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Sep 7, 5:30 AM: Governor Chris Christie announced in Newark Wednesday that the state board of education is expected to vote at next week's meeting to return control of the Newark School District back to the local board of education after >
Panel to review impact of school choice policy
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Sep 7, 4:46 AM: The high school district’s Board of Education has approved the creation of a committee that will study a decades-old district policy that allows incoming students to choose the school they attend, and the policy’s impact >
Grand Concourse Academy Charter School looks to future
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Sep 6, 5:19 AM: And the school claims it has a waiting list of about 1,800 children because there are no other K-8 charter schools in School District 8, according to Victor.
City charter students outperform district students on statewide exams: DOE
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Sep 5, 5:39 AM: Students at charter schools in the city outperformed their peers at public schools on statewide exams in both English Language Arts and math for grades three to eight in the 2016 to 2017 school year, according to the state >
Inside the NYC schools critics call ‘failure factories’
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Sep 5, 5:36 AM: Seventeen of these schools — which enroll nearly 10,000 kids — have been part of the mayor’s signature Renewal program, which has spent $582 million on teacher training, social services and an extra hour a day of >
Funding inequity: Study finds local charter schools get less $$ per student
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Aug 30, 7:04 AM: Charter schools in New York City receive almost $5,000 less per student than city public schools, according to a new study released Tuesday.

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