A charter school panel has approved 17 new charter schools for New York City including 14 new Success Academy schools.
Sources tell CBS 2 that part of the budget includes a tentative deal between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over charter schools in New York City.
Mayor de Blasio has said charters should pay rent to use public school space. Opponents said charters are public schools and are therefore entitled to public school space.
Lawsuits are being filed this week over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move charter school students out of public school space.
Earlier this weekend, the mayor reiterated the Schools Chancellor’s promise to look for different space for Harlem Success Academy.
Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said the city is looking into finding space to accommodate the students from the Success Academy charter school in Harlem.
More than 90 charters from across the state, including the Success Academy Network of schools run by de Blasio rival Eva Moskowitz, said they will bring 2,500 parents and kids to Albany on Tuesday to seek help protecting charter schools.
Demonstrators gathered outside the state office building on 125th Street in Harlem to demand the NAACP withdraw from a lawsuit filed by the United Federation of Teachers.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the lawsuit claims the city broke its promises to give failing schools the support needed to improve.
There were 3,000 applicants for just 750 kindergarten, first grade and fifth grade slots throughout 10 neighborhood schools.
The ACLU and the Education Law Center said the state violated open records laws last year when it refused to disclose the identities of volunteers who helped assess applications for new charter schools.
A few less public schools, but a few more charter schools were looking to hire new teachers.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has approved applications for 23 new charter schools including the state’s first independent school for children with autism.