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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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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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Co-location Victory for Brownsville Academy vs. Success Charter

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Education officials have reversed a decision to open a Success Academy charter school in the same building as Brownsville Academy High School. The move comes after Brownsville students filed a lawsuit to fight the co-location.

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Seeking Real Diversity In New Schools

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The CEO of the Success Academy Charter Schools explains why she is opening schools in more affluent and whiter neighborhoods in the city than where she started her charter school network. The answer is not for the fun of controversy and heated public hearings.

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New City Budget Restores Money for Day Care and After-School Programs

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The annual city budget dance has ended, and the City Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have waltzed to a deal for $68.5 billion that includes no tax increases, no firehouse closings, no widespread layoffs of teachers or others — and, in fact, slight increases to some services for children and families.

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Conditional 'Yes' on Money for 24 City Schools

Monday, June 25, 2012

Last week ended with a flurry of news, in part because of the conclusion of the legislative session in Albany. But before departing for the weekend, the state Education Department slipped in a decision on providing $60 million in aid to 24 "turnaround schools" in the city. And this week -- the last week of public school -- starts with news of audits of an expensive kindergarten program for special-needs children, and more on the Horace Mann School sexual misconduct allegations. Oh, yes, and there are a few graduations.

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In New Book, Success Academy Operator Promotes Charter Schools and Offers Advice

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Eva Moskowitz has written a book based on her experiences with the Success Academy Charter schools that is part polemic on school choice, part how-to guide and part personal memoir. It includes the tenets of what Ms. Moskowitz terms "joyful rigor."

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Magnet and Charter Schools Jostle Over Space

Monday, June 11, 2012

A plan to put 150 fifth graders from Harlem Success Academy 2 and 3 into the building that houses P.S. 208 has pitted supporters of the magnet school against advocates of the charter school, two Columbia journalism students report.

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Mayor's New Budget Protects Teaching Jobs

Thursday, May 03, 2012

There is good news for city schools in the executive budget that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will unveil on Thursday, Gotham Schools reports. As Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott had promised, the budget will not include cuts to schools, relieving fears that as many as 2,500 teaching positions would be lost to attrition.

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Why Some Parents Resent the Success Charter Schools

Monday, March 19, 2012

In an opinion article in The Times this weekend, a parent of a kindergarten pupil at P.S. 261 Philip Livingston in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, said the planned addition of Success Academy charter schools into the gentrified areas of Cobble Hill and Williamsburg may siphon off middle-class students, destroying the delightful demographic mix at her daughter's school.

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In Cobble Hill, Continued Resistance to New Charters

Thursday, March 08, 2012

The Success Academy charter school network has been green-lighted to open three new schools in Brooklyn next fall, but that has not led to acceptance in neighborhoods like Cobble Hill, where some parents and teachers are still protesting.

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Huge Turnout Over New Williamsburg Charter School

Friday, February 17, 2012

Gathered in the auditorium at J.H.S. 50, nearly 300 parents, students, teachers and advocates literally took sides in the debate over whether to co-locate a new Success Academy charter school there. Those who sported vibrant orange Success Academy spirit wear were on one side of the room, with a larger group brandishing red stop signs with the words, “No to charter schools” sitting on the opposite side.

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Why I Resigned From the SUNY Board of Trustees

Monday, February 06, 2012

Pedro Noguera resigned from the State University of New York Board of Trustees, citing concerns that the institution, which authorizes charter schools, was pursuing a political agenda to increase the number of charters, rather than a mission to develop experimental schools. In an open letter, he explains his decision to step down, writing, "Whether it was intended or not, in many cases charter schools are contributing to a more inequitable educational playing field."

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SUNY Trustee Resigns Over Objections to Charter Schools

Thursday, February 02, 2012

UPDATED | Pedro Noguera, a State University of New York trustee who oversaw the creation of new charter schools, has resigned, citing concerns that the institute has a political agenda to increase the number of charters, rather than a mission to develop experimental schools.

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Obama Praises Teachers and Calls for Mandatory Attendance

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Should students be required to remain in school until age 18? That was the one concrete proposal for K-12 students in President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. The president, who focused his speech on "leveling the playing field" when it comes to taxes and economic policy, also had high praise for teachers and expressed his support for local authority in public education.

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In Williamsburg, a Charter School Divides North From South

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Community organizations and church groups packed a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, middle school on Tuesday night to protest the planned arrival of a Success Academy charter school, which they maintained is aimed at wealthy, white families, not Latinos.

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Thumbs Up for Success Academy's Move Into Brownstone Brooklyn

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Eva S. Moskowitz's Success Academy Network of charter schools will be moving into two locations in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, despite resistance to co-locating the Cobble Hill school with three existing schools in a Baltic Street building. The crowd was large and rowdy, and Twitter posts were flying, but the Panel for Educational Policy voted in favor of the proposal, as expected.

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Vote Set on Cobble Hill Charter School

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Panel for Educational Policy will meet Wednesday evening in Queens to discuss, among other things, the proposal by the Success Academy charters to expand in Brooklyn. The teachers' union is providing buses for parents.

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More Objections to Move of Policy Panel Meeting

Monday, December 12, 2011

Objections from the public continue over the Education Department's decision to move Wednesday night's Panel for Educational Policy meeting to Queens from Manhattan, with critics saying it is an attempt to stifle criticism of the planned expansion of a charter school network.

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