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A NYC Mom asks, “Why aren’t unzoned schools held to the same standards as charter schools?”

Hunter College Elementary School just released applications for spots in its 2017 kindergarten class. Popular perceptions to the contrary, Hunter is not a public school but, rather, a “publically- funded” school. While the K-12 Upper East Side lab school is tuition-free, it is not under the auspices of the New York City Department of Education… Continue reading A NYC Mom asks, “Why aren’t unzoned schools held to the same standards as charter schools?”

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NYC Coalition Attacks Mayor de Blasio for Depriving Kids of Space and Opportunity

By failing to provide our students with timely and fair access to public space, you are denying opportunity to New York City’s highest need children. This quote is from a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio from what the Daily News called the city’s “biggest charter school networks under an umbrella group… Continue reading NYC Coalition Attacks Mayor de Blasio for Depriving Kids of Space and Opportunity

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Co-Locations Between Success Academy Charters and Traditional Schools: Two Different Stories

Space-sharing between traditional schools and charter schools continues to incite anxiety in New York City but two articles, both out today, depict very different outcomes for students, teachers, and communities. While popular charter schools struggle to expand in a city with sky-high real estate costs (see my post yesterday for political context), some traditional school… Continue reading Co-Locations Between Success Academy Charters and Traditional Schools: Two Different Stories