As a new mayor moves to rein in charter schools, a Bushwick administrator navigates an unclear future
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 >>
Does the commish think he can stop-and-frisk the public schools into shape?
Standardized tests 'tried-and-untrue' method of measuring students' learning
We're raising a generation that doesn't know its rights
Bronx Success Academy 1 may not quiet its critics, but it's doing a good job making its kids shut up and pay attention
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 >>
It's (almost) summertime, and the Mayor's campaigning is easy. So easy, he can roll over the union this time—and should.
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 >>
Parents and the city face off over whether to rescue a failing school—or replace it
DOE, City Council and Unions all fail to keep tabs on when NYC schools fail - or succede.
Giuliani campaigns as a Catholic, but he's on the outs with God
The Nightlife Summit didn't solve every club owner's problems, but it's an overdue start
Schools fail the future when they don't teach individual liberties in the Constitution
Bars and clubs get raided by MARCH; fun ends in NYC forever.
Erasing term limits and contribution caps amid a speaker battle
Mayor Bloomberg's specter loomed over the City Council race in District 4, on the Upper East Side, as candidates Patrick Murphy and Dan Garodnick greeted passers-by Tuesday on the corner of 75th street and 3rd Avenue, just steps away from the voting booths in nearby P.S. 167. Signs festooning traffi ... More >>
Not a bad day for Freddy Ferrer: The Times and Daily News both suggest that Mayor Bloomberg is following your lead on affordable housing, City Hall has to explain why the unemployment rate rose, the sun is shining, and Bill Clinton joins you for a walk down Charlotte Street in your home borough. Who ... More >>
The mayoral primary wasn't the only race that went down to the wire yesterday: A mere 16 votes separate the top two finishers in the fight for City Council District 8, which covers East Harlem. Melissa Mark Viverito has 3,626 votes (25.41 percent) to Felipe Luciano's 3,610 (25.3 percent). Absentee b ... More >>
Anyone looking to score a souvenir Campaign 2005 poster ought to head to the Upper West Side. The place is plastered by them. Poll workers and posters for Manhattan beep runners Brian Ellner, Scott Stringer (his "Reformer Who Gets Results" slogan reminds some of Dubya's 2000 "Reformer with Results" ... More >>
In council races around town, it's a tale of two cities
Test scores rising, but what of the different black and white diplomas and other lost kids?
Eva Moskowitz's prescription: giving kids a fighting chance well before the third grade
Few Challengers, and Fewer Issues, in Council Races
From Hillary on Down, Pro-War Pols Expect to Pay No Price
Lower East Side Residents Oppose Con Ed's Expansion Plan