The union said there are 2,500 vacant seats in New York City’s charters schools. That’s why it wants to put the brakes on plans for more.
The bone-chilling weather on Saturday did not stop hundreds of teachers, students and parents from gathering in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s East Side office to protest his administration’s education policy.
The head of the teachers’ union is speaking out over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to alter the number of charter schools.
The head of the United Federation of Teachers spoke out Thursday against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to add more charter schools.
A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that the state Board of Education has the authority to change charter school rules to make it easier for existing charters to open new satellite campuses.
It was a sea of red in Foley Square on Thursday — a message from parents and students to Mayor Bill de Blasio that they are seeing red over the poor quality of New York City public schools.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) met with students, parents and teachers at the Bronx Charter School for Excellence on Monday.
Education committee chairman Danny Dromm wore a bright orange t-shirt similar to the ones used to isolate students being disciplined at Coney Island Prep charter school during Tuesday’s hearing.
The city has reached a deal with Success Academy over where three charters schools will be housed this fall.
Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his 100th day in office by touting his efforts to close New York City’s inequality gap.
Co-location opponents said charter schools are crowding out existing schools and hurting students who are already there.
Mayor Bill de Blasio received the funding for universal pre-kindergarten in the New York State budget – albeit without the tax hike on the wealthy he had requested.
The deal includes the first ever state funded universal pre-kindergarten program as well as new protections for charter schools.
The battle between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over charter schools has led to a tentative deal on a reform package from state lawmakers, sources told CBS 2 News.
Whether your child is five or 18, overcrowding in the schools should be of concern to you. How can you fight it? And what should you do for your child while you’re fighting?