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NYC Mayor Takes Victory Lap as School Opens with Expanded Pre-K

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The rhetoric soared on this first day of school, as Mayor de Blasio claimed to be laying a new foundation for the children and the city of New York.
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A New High Tech Charter Gets an Early Start

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A new charter school is hoping to make the most of Downtown Brooklyn's position as a center of the city's technology sector.
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Pro-Charter School Group Spent Nearly $6 Million in Media Blitz

Friday, July 18, 2014

The lobbying group that urged the state to support charter schools spent almost $6 million on advertisements this spring. Backers of the city's pre-k expansion were also heavy spenders.

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Six NYC Charter Schools Join Pre-K Expansion

Friday, July 11, 2014

The first batch of charter schools to offer pre-k in New York City will hold lotteries at the end of the month for nearly 200 seats.

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No Public Record of Cuomo and Charters

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WNYC

WNYC's Freedom of Information request yields no clues about how or why the governor's March appearance at a pro-charter school rally came about. The event helped crystallize the opposition to Cuomo from progressives in his own party.  

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Success Charter Network Puts New Siting Rules to the Test

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A state law requiring New York City to house charter schools inside regular school buildings — or pay for them to go elsewhere — faces its first test as the high-profile Success network seeks to expand.

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Judge Dismisses Attempt to Block Co-Locations

Friday, May 16, 2014

James stood by her claims that "forced co-locations that result in overcrowding, special students' losing space, and elementary students being mixed with high school students, are unacceptable.”

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City Council Flexes (Limited) Authority Over Charter Schools

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A City Council hearing on charter schools focused less on the bill in question and more on concerns about charter schools' disciplinary and enrollment policies, as symbolized by a certain orange t-shirt.

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Charter Schools Get in on City's Pre-K Expansion

Friday, April 25, 2014

Just as community-based organizations can add pre-kindergarten classes for New York City children, so too can charter schools starting this week. 

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City Finds Buildings For 'Homeless' Charter Schools

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Two charter schools that were blocked from opening this fall inside other public schools will open in former Catholic school buildings instead, under a new plan from City Hall.

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Five Education Budget Items You May Have Missed But Need to Know

Thursday, April 03, 2014

There are so many new rules and initiatives tucked into the 2014-15 state budget it's easy to miss some. Here are five education issues we're keeping an eye on.

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De Blasio: School Decisions Remain Under City Control

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is in control when it comes to New York City's public school system despite new protections for charter schools in the state budget.

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Pre-K Supporters Call State Budget a 'Win.' So Do Charter Schools.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Reactions to the state budget deal announced on Saturday flooded in, many of them applauding the new money to expand pre-kindergarten seats across the city and the additional support for charter schools.

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New York Schools Most Segregated in U.S.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WNYC

The most segregated schools in NYC? Charters, according to a new report.

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Charter Lobbyists Disclose Some Spending

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The group that paid for a multi-million dollar round of television ads promoting charter schools said it isn't required to disclose all of its expenses as lobbying.

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Mayor Continues to Defend, Define Position on Charters

Monday, March 24, 2014

Following his more conciliatory remarks on charter schools at Riverside Church on Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer he believes there is room for charters to grow so long as co-locations are fairly handled.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio on Education: "We Need a Fundamental Reset"

Monday, March 24, 2014

On the Brian Lehrer Show, Mayor de Blasio admitted that he "didn't explain the criteria" for his charter school co-location decisions clearly enough. And while he has placed a moratorium on co-locations, the mayor insisted that he believes charter schools still have a place in New York City. But "charters are supposed to be uplifting [to] the entire system," said the mayor.

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De Blasio Softens Rhetoric on Charters

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The mayor said "They are all our children, they all deserve a solution" during a speech at Riverside Church in Harlem on Sunday.

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New Schools Squad Will Try to Broker Peace

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What do you do when numerous schools share the same building? 

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What You Need to Know About the Charter Schools Debate

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Now that the dust up over a city reversal on three proposed charter schools has settled, somewhat, it's a good time to get a handle on the charter schools debate. Luckily, we have just the thing.

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