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Charter Schools Top the Lobbying Chart in Albany

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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With controversies brewing in New York State over new learning standards and testing, charter groups and teachers' unions spent the most in lobbying dollars last year.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

City Council Budget; Backfilling Charters; Ukraine Conflict; Losing Faith

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Backfilling charter schools; City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras; Google's EU troubles; historical context on the Russia/Ukraine conflict and one man's story about losing faith & family. 

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Education Lobby Day in Albany Brings Out Two Sides

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The city's teachers union sees the solution in more funding for traditional public schools. Charter school proponents want alternatives.
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Report: Discipline at Many Charter Schools Violates Students' Rights

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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Too many city charter schools have discipline policies that can expel or suspend a student for minor infractions, in violation of state and federal laws, according to a new report.
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NYC Chancellor Challenges Cuomo's Education Proposals

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

For the record, Chancellor Carmen Farina is no fan of giving more weight to test scores when it comes to teachers' evaluations and she isn't shy about saying so.  
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Success Charter Network Scales Back 2015 Expansion Plans

Friday, January 09, 2015

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Success Academy charter network will postpone opening four schools after talks with the city, although the network is on track to have 45 charters in the 2016-17 school year.
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Top 8 Items on New York's Education Agenda for 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio greatly expanded pre-kindergarten last year. In 2015, he faces tough negotiations with Albany over charter schools and renewing mayoral control of the schools.
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NYC Rejects 12 Charter School Bids for Public Space, Approves 12

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New York's evolving policy on charter schools led it to reject 12 applications for city space but allow 12 others to proceed, including 10 run by Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy. 
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Success Charter Schools Secure More City Space

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio's administration avoided another feud with charter school leader Eva Moskowitz by agreeing to site more of her schools inside city public schools.
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Mayor De Blasio's Charter School Dilemma

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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With more charter schools seeking space in public school buildings, the mayor of New York City has a week left to announce his policy for choosing the winners and the losers.
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Parents Urge Mayor to Honor Pledge Against Co-Locations

Friday, November 14, 2014

New York City parent leaders are urging Mayor de Blasio to stick to his word and prevent any more schools from having to share space in the same building.
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Play Nice: NYC Panel Recommends Space-Sharing Tactics for Schools

Friday, October 31, 2014

A panel appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio said the process of siting schools needs to be more transparent from the get go. 
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New York City Comptroller Begins Audit of Four Charter Networks

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The office of the city comptroller is looking at the internal operations of four charter school groups, including the Success network, the city's largest. 
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What Happens When Teachers Are at the Helm of a School?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

At several NYC schools, teachers decide on everything from field trips to who gets hired but making these decisions democratic doesn't make them easy.
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State Commish Says Charter Schools Limit May Be Flexible

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Education Commissioner John King suggested a way for New York City to get around the limit on charter schools, on the same day he visited a program to improve its district schools.
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City Nears Charter Cap as 17 More Schools Win Approval

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

While the State University of New York panel in charge of charter schools voted for more to open, its members said they would closely monitor the schools' progress. 
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Thousands Rally to Support Better Schools, with Mixed Messages

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The parents and students who rallied in lower Manhattan on Thursday said they wanted better city schools of all types, but many were also calling for more charter schools.
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New York City Charter Schools Test New Rent Rules

Friday, September 12, 2014

Charter schools that rent market-rate spaces are testing their new right to free space in public buildings. If the city can't make room for them, it will have to cover the costs. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Embattled Newark Schools Chief Defends Controversial Changes

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Superintendent Cami Anderson takes calls on her One Newark plan, which reassigned thousands of students and sparked protests and opposition from the mayor.

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New York Allows Charters to Grow Inside Shared School Buildings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has agreed to let four more charter schools take space in public school buildings, including two run by Eva Moskowitz's Success network.
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