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Williamsburg Charter Argues Bias Led to Closing Decision

Monday, May 21, 2012

At a court hearing on Monday, the lawyer for Williamsburg Charter High School tried to argue that the Department of Education’s decision to close the school was biased and riddled with conflicts of interest -- contentions that the city’s lawyer dismissed as a “fantastic hypothesis of conspiracy.”

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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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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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