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State Board Approves 17 New NYC Charter Schools

A charter school panel has approved 17 new charter schools for New York City including 14 new Success Academy schools.

10/08/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Charter School Supporters Praise Tentative Deal, But NY Budget Still Unresolved

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.

03/28/2014

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Harlem Public School Parents Rally In Support Of Mayor’s Stance On Charters

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.

03/11/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Irate Charter School Parents Filing Lawsuits Against De Blasio

Lawsuits are being filed this week over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move charter school students out of public school space.

03/10/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Charter School Parents Say De Blasio’s Plan Will Violate Kids’ Civil Rights

Earlier this weekend, the mayor reiterated the Schools Chancellor’s promise to look for different space for Harlem Success Academy.

03/09/2014

New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Farina Changes Course, Says NYC Will Find Seats For Charter School Kids

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said the city is looking into finding space to accommodate the students from the Success Academy charter school in Harlem.

03/07/2014

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De Blasio Playing Defense Over Decision To Scrap Plans For 3 Charter Schools

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.

02/28/2014

UFT lawsuit protest (credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Teachers Protest Lawsuit Against Charter Schools In NYC

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.

05/27/2011

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Teachers Union Files Suit Against Closing Of Struggling NYC Schools

UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the lawsuit claims the city broke its promises to give failing schools the support needed to improve.

05/18/2011

Margarita Pastrana & her son, who got into the charter school. (credit: CBS 2)

Lottery Held For Acceptance Into Coveted ‘Achievement First’ Charter School

There were 3,000 applicants for just 750 kindergarten, first grade and fifth grade slots throughout 10 neighborhood schools.

04/06/2011

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ACLU Sues NJ Over Charter School Review Process

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.

03/05/2011

Chick-Fil-A's Martin Wills talks to a job seeker at a career fair at Prince George's Community College - Largo, MD - Nov 4, 2010 - Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Large Turnout For Education Job Fair Held At Rutgers University

A few less public schools, but a few more charter schools were looking to hire new teachers.

02/25/2011

Gov. Chris Christie attends a town hall meeting - Parsippany, NJ - Dec 3, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Okays More Charter Schools

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.

01/18/2011