- Editorial: De Blasio’s failures are fueling the demand for charter schools
- > Jun 21, 5:25 AM: City parents’ demand for charter-school seats just hit a new high, with nearly 80,000 lottery applicants. Unfortunately, the effort to choke charters’ growth means they’re competing for just 26,900 available seats.
- NY court tosses attempt to loosen teaching requirements
- Jun 20, 6:40 AM: An attempt to loosen requirements for teacher certifications was thrown out of court, dealing a blow to charter schools and a victory to those who insisted on traditional qualifications.
- City charter schools receive record number of applications
- > Jun 20, 5:32 AM: The demand for city charter schools has hit a record high with 79,000 applications for the upcoming school year. That’s up from 73,000 last year and 54,000 in 2011, according to the New York City Charter School Center.
- City Plan Aims to Diversify Upper West Side Middle Schools
- > Jun 20, 5:05 AM: After months of contentious debate over how to diversify middle schools on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the city is expected to release a plan Wednesday that would set aside seats in each school for struggling students.
- Charter school for kids with autism approved by Board of Regents
- Jun 19, 5:12 AM: Staten Island students on the autism spectrum, and those with other disabilities, could soon enroll in a boroughwide college preparatory charter school.
- Editorial: Student success: In praise of a charter school's graduates, with one caveat
- > Jun 18, 7:27 AM: Great congratulations to the 16 Success Academy seniors who walked across the stage to clutch their diplomas this month. They are the first class to graduate from the city’s most impressive public charter school network,
- Democrats, Republicans at odds on major issues including charter schools as New York State Senate session nears an end
- > Jun 18, 7:22 AM: Another provision of the bill eliminates regional caps on the number of charter schools allowed in New York City and elsewhere in the state. The proposal would keep the number of charter schools statewide at 460 — an
- Teachers file suit over forced union dues
- > Jun 18, 7:12 AM: Teachers across New York state are being illegally forced to cough up union dues — even if they’re not members, according to a new class-action federal lawsuit. Gov. Cuomo signed a new state law in April mandating that all
- Innovation schools are a cross between public and charter. Could they come to Rochester?
- > Jun 18, 6:19 AM: Indianapolis' Innovation Network Schools are unique in the United States and have drawn a great deal of interest, and funding, from those interested in school reform. The details are complicated but the concept is simple:
- A Shadow System of Tracking by School Feeds Segregation
- > Jun 18, 4:42 AM: One in five middle and high schools in New York, the nation’s largest school district, now choose all of their students based on factors like grades or state test scores. That intensifies an already raw debate about
- Op Ed: Pols dinged up in fight over specialized high schools
- > Jun 6, 4:57 AM: The reignited controversy over specialized high schools has been great for journalists, less so for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Opposition to his proposals will almost certainly block any change to the state law that established
- Union: School districts with high opt-out rates face penalties
- > Jun 5, 6:31 AM: A statewide debate over how best to deal with schools where large numbers of students boycott state tests has taken a new turn, as teachers union leaders allege that proposed new regulations represent a “frontal assault”
- As Calls for Action Crescendo, de Blasio Takes On Segregated Schools
- > Jun 4, 6:21 AM: But the politics around the issue have changed, and with his re-election behind him, Mr. de Blasio this weekend showed his willingness to take on some of the most fiercely guarded schools in the system, proposing that the
- Editorial: How Carranza can show he really means to be fair to charter-school children
- > Jun 4, 6:04 AM: But the question is whether he will (or even can) end his predecessor’s policy of treating charters as the enemy. After all, Team de Blasio has talked détente with the charter movement from time to time but never walked
- Opinion: Diversify N.Y. high schools now
- > May 31, 7:13 AM: If New York City is going to have the first-class public education system it deserves, then the new chancellor and the city's Panel for Educational Policy need to tackle the widespread academic segregation in the city's
- With School Visits, Chancellor Signals a Softer Stance on Charters
- > May 31, 6:34 AM: New York City’s schools chancellor signaled on Wednesday that he wanted to usher in a new era of détente between the Department of Education and the city’s charter school sector, which have often been at odds under the
- In High-Stress School Admissions Process, Some Students Win in Second Shot
- May 29, 4:59 AM: About a third of New York City fifth-graders who appeal their middle-school admission decisions are successful and win seats at the public schools they prefer, Education Department data show.
- New York City Schools Chief Questions How Students Are Screened
- > May 24, 4:45 AM: New York City’s new schools chancellor on Wednesday questioned the rationale for public schools that screen students by ability, a key element of admissions at many schools in the nation’s largest district.
- WNY Maritime Charter School wins approval for expansion
- > May 23, 6:41 AM: High school students at Western New York Maritime Charter School will get a new home alongside the middle school in South Buffalo after the Buffalo Planning Board Monday night approved a major expansion of the school's new
- Charter schools advocates’ next push: Funding for school security
- May 23, 5:45 AM: New York City politicians and charter school advocates gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday to demand school security funding for certain charter schools.
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