Bronx Charter School for Excellence Nominated for Prestigious National Honor

Recently, and unfortunately, much of the media surrounding charter schools has focused on school closures. So much so that one can forget how many amazing charter schools New York City is fortunate to have. This month, New York’s State Education Department reminded us of this fact by nominating the Bronx…

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New York State Authorizers Accept 48 New Letters of Intent for Charter School Proposals

The State University of New York Charter School Institute (SUNY) and New York State Department (SED) have accepted 48 Letters of Intent to start charter schools in the fall 2013. The 48 new entrants have been given a green light to submit full proposals by February 29, 2012 in order…

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NAACP: Hiring Flexibility Helps Kids!

Over Christmas break, the NAACP quietly released a resolution on charter schools. Among the expected anti-charter rhetoric are sprinkled some things of interest. First, in the midst of listing the advantages charters have, e.g., the supposed selection and removal of students, the resolution also states that charters operate more autonomously…

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Preliminary Victory: Justice Feinman Rules Against Charter Opponents in Rent Lawsuit

Today, Justice Feinman of NYS Supreme Court ruled against a group of charter opponents who had sought a preliminary injunction against the NYC Department of Education, requiring it to charge charter schools rent when they are co-located in public school buildings. Justice Feinman, in a well-reasoned and thoughtful opinion, declined…

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