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More NYC public school students are heading to college, statistics show, while high school graduation rate increases
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Nov 27, 7:31 AM: More New York City high school grads are moving on to college and are academically ready for the transition, statistics published Monday show.
NY updates guidance for instruction at state's nonpublic schools
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Nov 21, 7:40 AM: Public school officials are required under state law to review the instruction at nonpublic schools, making sure their programs are comparable to those in public schools, according to the state Education Department. >
Court rules city can’t regulate pre-K at charter schools
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Nov 21, 7:35 AM: The state’s highest court on Tuesday struck down as illegal a New York City edict to regulate pre-kindergarten programs operated by charter schools. The decision is a victory for Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy Charter >
New York City charters burn through principals faster than district schools, report finds
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Nov 20, 5:37 AM: As the principal at Renaissance Charter School, Stacey Gauthier’s job extends well beyond supervising teachers. She manages fundraising, lobbies elected officials to support charter schools, and even responds to issues >
Opinion: New York parents need better schools — not more ‘marketing’
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Nov 16, 6:01 AM: Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza recently came to my Harlem community to talk about education. Many parents asked how he was going to improve traditional public schools so more families would want their children to >
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 >

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