Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will oppose a system in which charter schools can be "aborted" by any mayor or any city in New York.
Senate leaders are seeking to protect charter schools in the state budget by giving them more funds, and by preventing Mayor Bill de Blasio from charging them rent to stay inside city public school buildings. Actions to help the charters appear to have some support from Governor Andrew Cuomo but the state's Assembly Speaker is not on board.
A leader who is as unrelenting as she is polarizing. WNYC spent a morning with Eva Moskowitz, the face of the NYC charter movement whether her colleagues like it or not.
With both sides saying they are fighting for the children, Eva Moskowitz and Mayor de Blasio continue to spar over plans for a charter school that he has rejected and now she is suing to open.
If past is prologue, about three quarters of students applying to public high schools will be accepted to one of their top three choices. But could that number be even higher if applicants spread out their choices?
You may or may not know that it's rare for students outside of Manhattan's School District 2 to get into one of the district's best high schools. We have a chart that shows you just how rare.
Who's controlling the narrative in the charter school debate? WNYC's Beth Fertig and Robert Lewis explain the role of prominent charter booster Eva Moskowitz; where pro-charter funding comes from; and why this has become such a flashpoint between Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo.
Charter schools come in a variety of shapes and sizes so it's only natural that their response to a new mayor should be complicated. Tuesday's rally showcased one faction of the movement; other charter schools are taking a different approach.
Tuesday was education day in Albany, with dueling rallies and swarms of advocates lobbying state lawmakers for their support of universal pre-k and charter schools.
State tests don't start until April 1 but are very much on the minds of teachers and students now. To ease their anxiety a little the leader of the NYC school system is telling them to chill out, and have a sense of humor about the dreaded standardized tests.
In response to a request for proposals, the Department of Education said potentially it could open 29,000 full-day seats this fall, well over the mayor's initial target. But the issue of money -- and the rush to expand -- remain causes for concern.
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said she and about 100 charter school leaders had a productive first meeting but there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the future of these privately managed schools in the city.
The Department of Education is moving to fire the principal of a Queens elementary school who investigators say was routinely absent or late, and doctored her time-cards.
The governor's latest line of attack marks a new phase in his assault on Mayor de Blasio's push to tax wealthy city residents to fund pre-k. And Cuomo appears to have the upper hand.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was surprised by the cold this week. His pre-k plan is getting an icy push back from Governor Cuomo, reporters are grilling him at length, his Schools Chancellor is being mocked for saying "it's a beautiful day" in the middle of a sleet storm, and even ...
The NYC mayor said he was ready for battle despite signs in Albany that his tax plan for expanding pre-kindergarten may have hit a roadblock.
Geoffrey Canada, the nationally recognized educator who founded the Harlem Children's Zone and inspired President Obama to offer similar programs, is handing over day-to-day operations to his second in command.
Mayor de Blasio said more native New Yorkers should be tapping into the city's high-tech industry so he's looking to create a two-year STEM associates program at the City University of New York to help them.
Charter schools were the darling of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who allowed them to co-locate inside regular public school buildings. But two lawsuits are trying to stop 28 more charters from opening this coming fall, putting pressure on a new mayor who is less enamored with the privately-run public schools.
The head of the city’s public schools has agreed to her first meeting with the local charter school community.