Tell NY How to Define High School Graduation (Survey TODAY ONLY)

What should be required to graduate from high school in New York? Should we move toward higher graduation standards, a more flexible system, or some combination of both? The State Education Department wants your opinion to share with the Regents. Take the online survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LJTTZ6R Estimated completion time is…

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NYC IBO Revises and Updates Charter Funding Comparison

When the NYC Independent Budget Office issued a Fiscal Brief on charter vs. district school funding last year, I called it a landmark study that shows a serious fiscal inequity. It still is, and it still does, even after today’s release of a revision and update to that study.* Today’s…

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What the College-Ready Headlines Say (and Don’t)

Last year New York State recalibrated its achievement levels for grades 3-8 after years of grade inflation. It was a sobering day for public education, charter schools included. The State Education Department (SED) now plans the same rip-the-bandaid approach to high school achievement, and it’s the right decision. “College prep”…

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Advocacy Day 2011 Celebrates Charter Schools

About 2,000 charter school supporters converged on Albany yesterday for Charter School Advocacy Day 2011. With banners and chants, impassioned speeches and music, participants called for equitable funding and celebrated the growing movement that is providing much-needed educational options for public school families across New York. State Senator John L.…

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