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December 09, 2014

Eva Moskowitz: Goal Is to Expand Charter School Network to 100 Schools in 10 Years

The New York City charter school founder and advocate spoke in Washington Tuesday about the successes of Success Academy, as well as the challenges facing the network of charter schools.

December 08, 2014

New York City Principals and City Agree to New Contract

The nine-year deal will offer financial incentives to principals who take assignments in struggling schools and provide bonuses to principals who coach and advise their peers.

December 01, 2014

Eva Moskowitz: Charters Drive Improvement in N.Y.C.'s Regular Schools

A high-profile New York City charter school founder argues that state test data show that in areas of the city where there are lots of charters, academic performance in traditional district schools improved.

November 24, 2014

Chromebooks for New York City Schools Gain Stamp of Approval

The 1.2 million-student district has added the Chromebook to its list of approved computing devices, reflecting the laptop's growing popularity.

November 18, 2014

Charter Advocates Protest Lack of Facilities Funding for New York City

Charter school advocates in New York City are holding a class outside Tuesday to protest the lack of facilities funding charters receive from the state.

November 18, 2014

Confronting School Reforms That Work Against Democracy

Meier: Does a climate of fear help create excuses for more and more emergencies that can't be turned over to "the people"?

November 13, 2014

Cities Moving At Their Own (Faster) Pace To Offer Publicly Funded Preschool

For a growing number of cities with independent preschool programs, even some nimble state governments aren't raising public funds for free preschool fast enough.

November 03, 2014

New York City Mayor Unveils Plans to Fix Failing Schools

The plan includes $150 million to convert nearly 100 struggling campuses into community schools that offer extra daily instructional time, additional professional development for teachers and principals, and nonacademic services for students.

October 21, 2014

Q and A With New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

From expanded all-day pre-K programs, extensive community engagement, and a focus on English-language learners, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña are making their mark on New York City education. Still, the administration has taken some criticism for being slow to articulate a turnaround plan for the worst performing schools.

October 16, 2014

N.Y.C. Small Schools Boost Graduation Rates and College Enrollment, Study Says

New findings show that New York City's "small schools of choice" raise graduation rates and boost college enrollment for economically disadvantaged students.

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