So, remember how in December we concluded that there's nothing that a public school can do to successfully fight off co-locations with other schools?
Well, Brownsville Academy High School proved us wrong.
Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's reign, rulings on co-location proposals seem to be guided by ... More >>
If it's not broken, and it actually works pretty well, let's throw a charter school in there and hope it doesn't break.
That seems to be the philosophy the Department of Education is going with in its proposal to co-locate the newly proposed K-5 Success Academy Charter School Brooklyn 5 at K265 in ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Steven Thrasher examines the methods of the Success Charter Network and its polarizing CEO Eva Moskowitz. The Bronx Success Academy features "a half-time psychologist, a speech therapist, a music instructor, and even a chess teacher." Would you believe that it's workin ... More >>
Eva Moskowitz's Success Charter Network, subject of our cover story this week, won several major victories at last night's meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. The PEP voted to allow Harlem Success Academy 1 to expand in its current home alongside P.S. 149 (Sojourner Turth) next year, ... More >>
The State Senate voted yesterday to raise the number of charter schools in the state to 460 from 200. Majority Leader John Sampson supported the legislation and, despite significant Democratic resistance, led it to a surprisingly bipartisan victory (45-15).
More than doubling the number of c ... More >>
Back in February, Mayor Bloomberg threatened that there could be "riots in the streets" if mayoral control isn't renewed in Albany, and in today's Daily News, Juan Gonzalez reports the first mini-riot outbreak.The commotion came at P.S. 123 where yesterday workers showed up unannounced and started r ... More >>
If you've read today Wayne Barrett story on Mayor Bloomberg's tendency to cut deals with the teacher's union, and why (if he's serious about school reform) he should cut it out, you may be interested in what PolitickerNY's Jason Horowitz reports about Bloomberg's mayoral control renewal campaign: he ... More >>