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the race is on
February 1, 2019
With New York nearing charter cap, it’s a race to fill the final spots
Nineteen applicants are competing for the remaining spots. But the decision may come down to who authorizes their chosen candidates first.
October 2, 2018
Mayor de Blasio almost proposed a universal enrollment system for district and charter schools, emails show
Early in de Blasio’s administration, emails show, the idea was initially met with approval from other senior officials.
May 22, 2018
Charter schools advocates’ next push: Funding for school security
Advocates are asking the City Council to revise a city law in order to help fund charter school security needs.
Updated February 28, 2018
Ideological foes express cautious optimism about NYC’s incoming schools chief, Alberto Carvalho
Reactions from Success CEO Eva Moskowitz, AFT President Randi Weingarten, and others to news of NYC's next chancellor.
October 30, 2017
From buying books to managing the lunchroom: Meet the behind-the-scenes teams that keep Success charters running
The mission of these behind-the-scenes teams is to attend to the myriad issues that arise inside a school on any given day.
September 21, 2017
Private managers of public schools, charter leaders enjoy extra buffer from public-records laws
Moskowitz and officials at other charter school networks treated differently under FOIL law than those employed by government entities.
May 23, 2017
DeVos said rejecting choice plan would be a ‘terrible mistake.’ New York education advocates have a different take
At a discussion of school choice in New York City Tuesday morning, panelists seemed unfazed by Betsy DeVos's comments about school choice.
April 10, 2017
After heated debate, New York charter schools receive boost; school aid increases by $1.1 billion
The funding tug-of-war between charters and traditional public schools boiled over into a contentious fight, which contributed to a delayed state budget.
the final countdown
March 31, 2017
Hours left until budget deadline, New York state lawmakers squabble over charter schools
Charter school questions are one of the last things holding up the budget in Albany. Here's what you need to know.
charter freeze melting
January 30, 2017
De Blasio: Cuomo’s budget proposal forces city to shoulder charter school cost ‘to an exorbitant degree’
Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke out against some of Cuomo's charter school provisions today, arguing the city is being asked to pay too much for charter schools.
August 19, 2016
As war over charter schools rages on, what power does the city actually have?
Mayor Bill de Blasio inflamed his relationship with charter schools last week, but some argue there is little he can practically do to hamper charter school growth.
June 21, 2016
Charter advocacy group pushes city for more school space
Based on a new analysis of 2014 building utilization data, Families for Excellent Schools finds that 67 school buildings have space for more than 500 students.
diversity of opinion
September 17, 2015
State law keeps charters from helping to reduce New York school segregation, report says
In crucial ways, racial segregation in charter schools stems not only from the letter of New York’s law, but from its spirit, too.
August 27, 2015
Charter school where English scores spiked scored own state exams
The New York City charter school that made the largest gains on state English tests also made an unprecedented decision to grade its own students’ exams.
who rules the schools
June 9, 2015
Despite differences, Buery seeks support from charter schools on mayoral control
A top city official urged charter school leaders to support extending mayoral control.
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