CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Charter schools

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Rep. Cantor Visits Bronx Charter School As Debate Over Public Schools Continues

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) met with students, parents and teachers at the Bronx Charter School for Excellence on Monday.

05/12/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Councilman On Charter Schools: ‘A Sort Of Educational Apartheid’

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.

05/06/2014

Children hold signs to support charter schools during a protest against their closure in Albany on Mar. 4, 2014. (credit: Sam Stiers)

City Reaches Deal To House Success Academy Schools At Former Catholic School Buildings

The city has reached a deal with Success Academy over where three charters schools will be housed this fall.

04/26/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Marks First 100 Days In Office

Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his 100th day in office by touting his efforts to close New York City’s inequality gap.

04/10/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Advocates Rally At DOE Headquarters Against ‘Unfair’ Charter School Co-Locations

Co-location opponents said charter schools are crowding out existing schools and hurting students who are already there.

04/08/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Gets Some Of What He Wants In State Budget Deal

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.

04/01/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Charter School Advocates Praise Budget Deal Between New York Leaders, Gov. Cuomo

The deal includes the first ever state funded universal pre-kindergarten program as well as new protections for charter schools.

03/29/2014

Charter School (credit: CBS 2)

Sources: State Lawmakers Reach Deal With Demands On City 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.

03/27/2014

istock_000021283224small__1_.jpg

The Overcrowded Classroom

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?

03/27/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Hammering Out Deal On Pre-K Funding For N.Y. State Budget

New York state legislative leaders said Wednesday they were closing in on a deal to fund pre-kindergarten, and discussing a delay to Common Core academic standards as they tried to finalize budget bills this week.

03/26/2014

Rudolph Giuliani, Mayor Bill de Blasio

Giuliani Slams de Blasio, Says He Has ‘Real Disagreements’ With Mayor’s Policy

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday, saying he has some “real disagreements” with the man now occupying his former desk at City Hall.

03/26/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo, Lawmakers Negotiate On Pre-K, Property Tax Relief For State Budget

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated over property tax relief, charter schools and prekindergarten funding Monday – with a budget deadline looming in a week.

03/24/2014

Mayor de Blasio delivers a speech on charter schools at Riverside Church, March 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio On Charter School Students: ‘We Need Them To Succeed’

Just weeks after moving to prevent their expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered an olive branch to the charter school movement.

03/23/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio (Credit: Governor's Office; (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sources: Cuomo Could Overrule de Blasio In Charter School Battle

Mayor Bill de Blasio is being pressured by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle his fight with charter school operators. According to sources, if he doesn’t the governor is threatening to settle the issue himself.

03/21/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Quinnipiac Poll: New Yorkers Do Not Support Many Of De Blasio’s Key Policies

Two months into his administration Mayor Bill de Blasio finds himself at odds with New Yorkers on a whole host of issues — from education to horse-drawn carriages.

03/19/2014

more