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NY charter schools sue U.S. Department of Education for refusing to pay federal grant funds; Bronx schools owed $217K
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Jun 21, 9:12 AM: A group of New York charter schools filed a federal lawsuit this month against the U.S. Department of Education for allegedly sweeping away nearly $1 million in promised Charter School Programs funding.
Enrollment losses in NYC public schools even sharper than predicted, down 80,000 in two years
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Jun 16, 9:41 AM: City public school registers have fallen to roughly 920,000 students for the 2021-2022 school year, according to finalized enrollment data from the Education Department. That’s 20,000 fewer students than the agency’s >
Parents Flee The Public School System As Charter Schools See Surge In Enrollment
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Jun 9, 7:54 AM: Partial blame for the decline in public schools can be attributed to the pandemic; though the trends have been occurring for several years, the report claimed.
Ocean Hill charter school introduces educator fellowship to curb teacher shortage
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Jun 9, 7:17 AM: A charter school in Ocean Hill is hoping to reverse the nationwide teacher shortage problem with a program to prepare college students for future teaching roles.
NY charter networks sue US Department of Education over ‘promised’ funds
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Jun 7, 8:43 AM: Four New York charter schools and networks filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Education Monday alleging nearly $1 million in grant money was “stripped” from their classrooms.
NYC public school families to receive $375 per child for food benefits through federal COVID relief
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Jun 7, 8:21 AM: All New York City public school families regardless of income will receive $375 per child in food benefits to help cover the costs of meals from last summer during the pandemic —whether they attended summer school or >
New York City charter schools continue to emerge as a inclusive new opportunity for diverse
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Mar 31, 8:48 AM: With 272 charter schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City, many parents are wondering what exactly makes a charter school different from a more traditional public school.
Harvard study can teach NY officials the secrets of Success Academy’s … success
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Mar 28, 8:41 AM: A new Harvard Business School case study of the Success Academy charter network offers valuable insight into why its schools are so, well . . . successful. New York officials should read every last word.
Where have all the students gone? Over 100,000 left New York public schools over a two-year period
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Mar 23, 5:50 AM: According to the Empire Center, over the last two years there has been a combined 5% drop in K-12 enrollment in the state with more than 100,000 students exiting the state's public school system.
Eric Adams makes picks with charter ties for schools governance panel
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Mar 23, 5:19 AM: Mayor Eric Adams appointed a top charter school administrator and a slew of close allies to the Department of Education’s oversight board Tuesday to a mixed response. While proponents of school choice welcomed several of >
Editorial: Charter schools’ common sense ask of state Legislature
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Mar 21, 8:26 AM: The Legislature refuses to lift the cap that prevents more charters from opening in New York City, though enrollment in charters has jumped 9% these last two years even as Department of Education schools keep losing kids >
Asian parents—fed up with public education—want more charter schools
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Mar 21, 8:24 AM: In 2010, the powerful documentary “Waiting for Superman” exposed public schools for the failure factories they are, and forged lasting awareness that for black families, the only hope for a decent education is winning the >
Editorial: Open up new educational opportunities for students
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Mar 21, 5:49 AM: If the pandemic taught us anything, it was how to be creative and more open minded with technology —whether it be finding ways to allow employees to work remotely, allow citizens to view their governments in action >
Opinion: Lift the charter cap to serve NYC families
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Mar 10, 9:27 AM: What percentage of New York City students deserve a spot in one of the city’s 272 publicly-funded and generally high-performing charter schools? If you answered “13%,” then you ought to be highly satisfied with the city’s >
Here’s how NYC schools are spending $7 billion in COVID federal relief
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Mar 9, 9:05 AM: With a stalled economy and projections of plummeting tax revenue, elected officials feared last winter that school budgets across New York would have to be slashed. Then, the federal government approved billions of dollars >
Teachers unions sue to block new NYC charter high school
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Mar 7, 8:26 AM: The city and state teachers unions are suing to block a charter high school from bringing a prestigious international diploma program to the Bronx.
David Banks’ brutal honesty on why families are fleeing NYC public schools
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Mar 4, 10:08 AM: This exodus from DOE schools “is an indictment of the work that we have done.” And COVID accelerated the rush out: January data show that DOE K-12 enrollment fell 5.6% this year to roughly 821,000 students. >
Editorial: Take it to the Banks: NYC’s new schools chancellor lays out a compelling vision
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Mar 3, 8:56 AM: In an address from Tweed Courthouse, Chancellor David Banks offered his most detailed vision yet of where he hopes to lead New York City’s sprawling public school system. These were heartening words indeed. >
Retention rates for New York City public schools rose a bit during the pandemic.
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Mar 2, 10:19 AM: Student retention in New York City schools, the nation’s largest public school system, has risen slightly since the pandemic began, according to a report released on Tuesday. But data in the report suggests that enrollment >
Uncommon Charter High School Leads the Way in STEM Education
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Mar 2, 9:42 AM:

UCHS is one of only 16 schools in New York state and one of two schools in New York City to be recognized as a “distinguished school” by Project Lead the Way. The other, Brooklyn Technical High School, is an elite public >

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