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Court Denies City's Revocation of Williamsburg School's Charter

Thursday, June 28, 2012

UPDATED | In a ruling announced on Thursday, Judge Ellen M. Spodek of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn wrote that the city's decision this year to revoke Williamsburg Charter High School's charter, despite having renewed it in 2009, was "arbitrary and capricious" and "not corroborated by any policy, regulation or protocol established by the D.O.E."

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As Year Ends, Students at Williamsburg Charter High Wonder: Will We Be Back?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

City officials announced in January that they were shutting Williamsburg Charter High School in Brooklyn, because of concerns about its management. Court proceedings have stalled the city's efforts, and with days to go until the school year ends, the freshmen, sophomores and juniors who intended to stay on at the school still have no idea whether it will be open in the fall.

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Peninsula Prep Continues to Plan for the Fall Semester

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Queens charter school that the city has been trying to close for months won an extension of its temporary restraining order on Thursday, allowing it remain open until the judge rules on the case, which could take months.

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Believe Charter Network Founder Indicted

Friday, April 13, 2012

The city's determination to close the Believe Charter Network schools came into focus on Thursday when its founder, Eddie Calderon-Melendez, was arrested on 11 felony counts, including tax fraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records.

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City Revokes Williamsburg High School's Charter

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

City officials announced on Tuesday that they will revoke the charter for a Williamsburg high school that opened in 2004 and has suffered from governance and financial problems.

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With Controversial Leader Gone, Charter Makes Bid to Stay Alive

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The lawyer for Williamsburg Charter High School, a troubled Brooklyn school that the city’s Department of Education has flagged for closing, made a forceful case at a hearing on Tuesday for keeping the school open.

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Promising Results Found With Core Knowledge Reading Method

Monday, March 12, 2012

Children at 10 schools who were taught reading using a curriculum designed by the education theorist E.D. Hirsch Jr.’s Core Knowledge Foundation have significantly outperformed students taught at other schools under a variety of other methods, most of which fell under the definition of “balanced literacy,” an approach that was promoted citywide by the former schools chancellor, Joel I. Klein, beginning in 2003.

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A Score Card for Changing Schools

Friday, January 27, 2012

Some 62 low-performing public schools in the city have been designated to be closed or otherwise overhauled. Some will be phased out and gradually replaced by new schools, others will be shut at the end of this school year and reopened with a radical change in its staffing in the fall, and four will be left alone on their current improvement paths. Here is an explanation of which schools are affected, and how.

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City and State Move to Shut Down Brooklyn Charter Network

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Three charter schools in Williamsburg, operated by the Believe Network, are slated to be closed after suffering management and financial woes for years. Shutting them down could affect more than 1,500 students, the largest impact of any charter school closings in the city.

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Brooklyn Charter School Is Placed on Probation

Friday, September 16, 2011

Williamsburg Charter High School has been under investigation by the city attorney for questions of financial mismanagement. Now it has a year to make some changes, the Department of Education has told them.

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