The idea behind charter schools is that, because the government does not measure them though traditional public school standards, they have the freedom to innovate, thrusting them at the frontline of education reform. To one of New York City's biggest charter school organizations, Success Academy, ... More >>
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 >>
Former City Councilmember Eva Moskowitz, with Bloomberg's union-busting blessing, is pushing her Success Academy edu-franchise into Brooklyn. The natives aren't buying.
UPDATE: Anyone who fought against the recent round of co-locations can now rest assured that they never had a say in yesterday's Panel on Educational Policy's vote. The PEP voted late last night to approve every co-location proposal up for consideration. The approvals came after hours of impassione ... More >>
Students, parents and the surrounding community have made it clear that they don't want the New York City Department of Education to co-locate a new school alongside Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts in Brooklyn. But, they're unclear whether they possess the power to stop it from ... 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 >>