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Cuomo Seeks More State Control to 'Protect' Charter Schools

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will oppose a system in which charter schools can be "aborted" by any mayor or any city in New York.

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Senate Takes Aim at De Blasio's Power Over Charters

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Senate leaders are seeking to protect charter schools in the state budget by giving them more funds, and by preventing Mayor Bill de Blasio from charging them rent to stay inside city public school buildings. Actions to help the charters appear to have some support from Governor Andrew Cuomo but the state's Assembly Speaker is not on board.

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Opinion: Charter School Battles Leave Parents Used and Confused

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A public school dad who has fought to keep his son's charter school open argues for a little more nuance when leaders lock horns on education issues.

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Charter School Leader Puzzled By 'Bizarre' Feud with Mayor

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A leader who is as unrelenting as she is polarizing. WNYC spent a morning with Eva Moskowitz, the face of the NYC charter movement whether her colleagues like it or not.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tish James: This Isn't About Charters, It's About Co-Location

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Though she insists that she "believes in school choice," New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is pushing a lawsuit to block the co-location of 36 charter schools approved by Mayor de Blasio.

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Schoolbook

NYC Charter School Fight Moves to Court

Monday, March 10, 2014

With both sides saying they are fighting for the children, Eva Moskowitz and Mayor de Blasio continue to spar over plans for a charter school that he has rejected and now she is suing to open.  

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WNYC News

Who Is Behind the Pro-Charter Schools Group Fighting de Blasio?

Thursday, March 06, 2014

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Financial sector leaders have long been some of the biggest supporters of the charter-school movement, a fact that has been red meat for charter school opponents.

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Schoolbook

One Charter School Group Sits Out Latest Battle

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Charter schools come in a variety of shapes and sizes so it's only natural that their response to a new mayor should be complicated. Tuesday's rally showcased one faction of the movement; other charter schools are taking a different approach.

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Mayor, Governor Push Competing Education Agendas

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Tuesday was education day in Albany, with dueling rallies and swarms of advocates lobbying state lawmakers for their support of universal pre-k and charter schools. 

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Mayor Tries to Put Charter 'Sideshow' Aside

Friday, February 28, 2014

De Blasio tries to recast the conversation.

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City Halts Six School Changes Inherited from Bloomberg

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dozens of new or expanded schools got the all-clear to open this fall but a handful of others saw their plans dashed, as the city navigated its way through a thicket of proposals left by the Bloomberg administration.

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Charter Schools, Chancellor Find Common Ground, Leave Tough Calls For Another Day

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said she and about 100 charter school leaders had a productive first meeting but there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the future of these privately managed schools in the city.

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Clock Ticking, Charters in Limbo Look to Mayor

Friday, February 07, 2014

Charter schools were the darling of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who allowed them to co-locate inside regular public school buildings. But two lawsuits are trying to stop 28 more charters from opening this coming fall, putting pressure on a new mayor who is less enamored with the privately-run public schools.

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Schoolbook

An Olive Branch? Chancellor to Meet with Charter School Leaders

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The head of the city’s public schools has agreed to her first meeting with the local charter school community.

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De Blasio: Reviewing 'Broken' Process of Locating New Schools

Monday, February 03, 2014

The mayor said he's shifting funding at the Dept. of Education to reflect his priorities, namely pre-k seats and smaller class sizes. "We're not spending the $200 million-plus on charter expansion," he told WNYC's Brian Lehrer. 

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Chancellor Requests More Money for Pre-K Seats, and Less for Charter Schools

Friday, January 31, 2014

In a shift in priorities from the Bloomberg years, Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants to use funds that previously went to help charter schools for expanding pre-k seats and for reducing class sizes. The funds were included as part of the chancellor's revisions to the Department of Education's next five-year capital plan.

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All Eyes on Chancellor as She Reviews Bloomberg-Approved Charter Schools

Friday, January 31, 2014

The de Blasio administration asked for more time to consider whether charter schools approved in the waning days of the Bloomberg should be allowed to open, a move that sent a collective shiver down the spines of both sides of the charter debate.

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Schools Chancellor Challenges Status Quo on Charters, New Schools

Monday, January 13, 2014

The new schools chancellor invited WNYC for a ride along as she visited schools. On the way, she answered wide-ranging questions about the nation's largest school system and joined a class discussion about leadership. Turns out she is a fan of Machiavelli.

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IBO: More Special Need Students Leave Charters Than District Schools

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Students who enroll in charter schools for kindergarten are more likely to stay through third grade than students at traditional New York City public schools, according to the Independent Budget Office, with one exception: special education pupils.

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Parents Say Charter Suit Leaves Them in the Lurch

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Parents who want their kids to attend one of the 41 schools approved to open in September are asking politicians to back off and drop their legal challenge to the schools. But with some critics in positions of newly won power, the mayor included, the fight is far from over. 

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