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The Brian Lehrer Show

Despite Demand, Charters Keep Seats Empty

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Despite increased interest in charters schools and the selective, nail-biting application process, records indicate that thousands of seats in New York charter schools go unfilled.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Does Becoming a Parent Make You More Selfish or Selfless?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Does becoming a parent make you more community-minded, or more selfish? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Eva Moskowitz Weighs In

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Eva Moskowitz, the founder and CEO of the Success Charter Network, gives her take on the governor's education reform proposals.

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WNYC News

Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Cuomo's Education Plans

Monday, March 02, 2015

They said the governor is pushing a "test and punish" agenda in public schools.

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Schoolbook

Report: Special Needs Students Stay Longer at New York City Charter Schools

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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In a reversal, the Independent Budget Office said students with special needs are less likely to leave charters than their peers at city district schools.
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Schoolbook

New York City Rejects Charter School Requests for Free Space

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two new charter schools that applied for space in school buildings were sent packing, a sign perhaps of what's to come as more charters seek help from the city.
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WNYC News

NY Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal with Pre-K Funds for NYC

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The budget includes a multi-step plan that could reduce property taxes, $340 million dollars for schools to expand pre-K programs, and a limited test program for public campaign financing.

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Education Fights at the Center of Budget Talks in Albany

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New York's lawmakers this week dive into the messy business of ironing out differences and finalizing a state budget.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Frat Bans Pledging; Aging Infrastructure; Public Advocate on Charter Schools

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a major fraternity, has announced that it will ban pledging. We’ll hear why and what it means for Greek life in area campuses. Plus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James explains why she has brought a lawsuit against the co-location of charter schools with existing district schools. Then, Ami Ayalon, former commander of the Israeli Navy, talks about why he supports a two-state solution; the findings of a Center for an Urban Future report on aging infrastructure in our area; and how a student’s GPA compares to their SAT score when applying to college.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Domino, Charters, de Blasio and More

Monday, March 03, 2014

Dana Rubinstein, Capital New York political reporter, and Errol Lewis, NY1's host of Road to City Hall, set the week in local politics, from Bill de Blasio's counter-proposal for the Domino Sugar development, his moves to close some charters schools, and more.

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Schoolbook

Union Sues Over "Premature" Charter School Placements

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The teachers' union is pushing back against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to influence changes in the school system years after he leaves office, specifically in the way that space in school buildings is allocated to charter schools. The latest dispute comes in the form of a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court.

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Schoolbook

We're Fighting For the Same Thing: Better Schools

Friday, September 21, 2012

The father of two boys attending public school struggles to reconcile his support for a Queens charter school with the sympathy he felt for Chicago's teachers when they went on strike.

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Charter's 'D' Score Does Not Reflect Parent Satisfaction, School Says

Friday, October 21, 2011

La Cima Elementary Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, received high approval ratings in February from parents on its own survey. But that was not the standardized query from the Department of Education, and when the school did not respond to that survey request in March, it received an F score for environment and an overall D grade.

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Commissioners Treated to Trips by Pearson

Monday, September 19, 2011

In the news, the Pearson Foundation paid for state education commissioners' free travel to places like Singapore and Helsinki. A literary critic places blame for students' declining SAT scores on the erosion of high level reading and writing curriculum. And Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott sets an example on "Dads Take Your Child to School Day."

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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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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Liberals and Teacher Unions - The End of a Long Romance

Friday, July 01, 2011

It appears that the teachers unions are beginning to lose their grip on the Democrats. A bill making its way through the House Education and the Workforce Committee recently had supringly little pushback

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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WNYC News

State Blocks Charter School From Moving Into PS 9 in Brooklyn

Friday, April 01, 2011

The education commissioner overturned the decision to place a city charter school inside the PS 9 building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

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WNYC News

Map of City Schools To Be Phased Out in September

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Below is a map of schools the city plans to phase out (in purple), and schools the city plans to phase out and replace with charter schools (in yellow).


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WNYC News

Voices From Harlem

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Amina Niass and Mbayang Kasse of Democracy Prep in Harlem celebrate at the inauguration of Barack Obama"

One of the 7,000 students invited to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama at the Armory in Harlem

One of the 7,000 students invited to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama at the Armory in Harlem

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