- New NYC charter school creates inclusive environment for kids with autism
- > Oct 22, 8:29 AM: A new Staten Island charter school opened to students for the first time this fall for the 2021-2022 academic year, offering an inclusive environment for both general education students and students with special needs,
- Approved Schenectady charter school says will open in August
- > Oct 18, 9:02 AM: Now that they’ve secured a charter to open up in Schenectady, the board for the fledging Destine Preparatory (Destine Prep) School is already focused on enrollment and recruiting teachers and burnishing its image for when
- New York’s schools are getting an influx of funding. Parents want to make sure it’s spent responsibly.
- Oct 18, 5:47 AM: Some parents say conversations about long-term planning have been derailed by short-term needs like how to safely get kids back in classrooms during a pandemic.
- United Federation of Teachers urging New York City Council to elect female speaker
- > Oct 15, 8:13 AM: Over 85% of the union’s 2,000 person delegate assembly voted to pass the resolution, according to UFT President Michael Mulgrew, to make it clear that they would prefer a woman take on the role of speaker next year when
- Large crowd turns out to support the biggest expansion in charter school history
- > Oct 15, 7:58 AM: A proposal for the Riverhead Charter School to undergo the largest expansion in its history garnered both large praise and sharp opposition during a public hearing at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday.
- State settles ends long-running court fight on school funding
- > Oct 15, 6:24 AM: Gov. Kathy Hochul says the state has ended its opposition to a 2006 ruling from New York's highest court that required billions more to be allocated each year to schools to address inequities in the education system.
- Virtual field trips could be the new normal for schools
- > Oct 15, 6:09 AM: Mulligan Farms found a way to make field trips fun even if it can't be in person. The farm in Avon invited students and teachers from across Western New York for a virtual visit. This way, thousands of students could take
- Homeschoolers and horseback riding, perfect together
- > Oct 15, 5:49 AM: As schools have opened for full-time classroom learning this school year, some parents chose to continue homeschooling. Flexibility, individual attention, hands-on learning experiences and close bonding between parents and
- Opinion: Achieving equity through mediocrity: Why elimination of gifted programs should worry us all
- > Oct 14, 9:01 AM: Rather than improving the performance of minority students, these districts are eliminating testing, requirements and programs that recognize disparities in performance. It is like making your track team more competitive
- Lesson of the Day: ‘The School That Aspires to Be a Basketball Factory (Not That Kind)’
- > Oct 14, 8:01 AM: There is a new charter school in the Bronx: the Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School. However, the focus is not on helping students play basketball professionally, but instead on preparing them for many different
- Editorial: Stop denying hope to NYC kids, and lift the evil charter-school cap
- > Oct 12, 9:19 AM: The SUNY Charter School Committee just approved five new charters, including the innovative Nurses Middle College Charter School in Albany — but none in New York City, thanks to the cap on new charters here.
- Column: De Blasio’s final ‘gift’ to New York City is ruining its schools
- > Oct 11, 11:11 AM: New York has endured nearly eight years under its worst mayor ever, but Bill de Blasio aims to do even more damage on his way out the door. His plan to end all Gifted and Talented programs in the public schools represents
- City orders educators to find the thousands of students ‘missing’ from schools
- Oct 11, 11:02 AM: City educators are scrambling to find what some officials fear are 150,000 or more kids who have not yet set foot in school — and others who don’t show up on a given day.
- NY state approves nursing charter HS amid pandemic, shuts out NYC
- Oct 11, 9:22 AM: New York City is a mecca for the health-care profession — yet the state’s first specialized high school aimed at training future nurses will be hours away thanks to Albany pols.
- Editorial: Teacher-union boss Mulgrew should look in the mirror when bemoaning 180K kids out of NYC schools
- Oct 8, 8:26 AM: United Federation of Teachers chief Michael Mulgrew may be right about the city’s Department of Education having something to hide as it stonewalls the release of attendance figures for this semester.
- Destine Preparatory Charter School approved to open in Schenectady in August
- > Oct 8, 8:00 AM: On the recommendation of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, the SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee unanimously approved the Destine Preparatory Charter School Thursday during a virtual meeting.
- Teachers union chief says NYC is ‘hiding’ student in-person attendance
- Oct 7, 8:15 AM: The head of the city teachers’ union on Wednesday said the Department of Education is “hiding” the number of students showing up to school to avoid political embarrassment.
- The School That Aspires to Be a Basketball Factory (Not That Kind)
- Oct 6, 9:22 AM: The Earl Monroe New Renaissance Basketball School opened its doors in September in the Bronx with an unusual focus for a charter school: career paths related to the game.
- Zeta Charter Schools achieve near 99% vaccination rate amongst staff
- > Oct 6, 8:49 AM: Zeta Charter Schools – a charter school network serving pre-K through fourth grade across five campuses in the Bronx and upper Manhattan – announced Thursday that 98.5% of all Zeta teachers and staff have been fully
- Differences surface in Wyandanch over proposal for charter school
- > Oct 6, 8:15 AM: The fast-growing Academy Charter School organization, with campuses in Hempstead and Uniondale, is seeking to open a third center — in Wyandanch, where its plan faces opposition from some educational and political
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