Mayor Bill de Blasio’s war on charter schools is about to get a whole lot nastier. The founder of the three schools he denied rent-free space said Wednesday she’s ready to fight. She’s even considering civil disobedience.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a massive state Capitol rally for charter schools that he’s committed to making sure they have money and a physical space to thrive.
Supporters of Mayor de Blasio’s plan to tax the rich to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs demonstrated outside the Department of Education on Monday, giving a taste of what they plan to do Tuesday in Albany.
Pupils were preparing this weekend to rally in Albany, after Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement this week to deny space to some charter schools.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration on Thursday dealt a major blow to nine schools – some of them charter schools – that were hoping to open or expand.
Charter school supporters have launced a multimillion-dollar, multipart ad campaign in a bid to pressure de Blasio to soften his posture on charters and to convince state lawmakers to side with them.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio disputed reports Sunday that his plan to divert $210 million from charter school expansion is aimed at funding universal prekindergarten.
If successful, a lawsuit by city officials and activists would be a setback for countless charter school students, some parents say.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has tapped Carmen Farina, a former teacher, principal and longtime advocate of early childhood education, to be New York City’s next schools chancellor.
About 10,000 people are expected to take part in the March for Education Equality, organizer Jeremiah Kittridge with Families with Excellent Schools said.
“The next leader of our city must bring the right kind of change. That doesn’t mean change from independent leadership to be a mayor beholden to special interest, that doesn’t mean change that tears down any of the improvements that might have happened and that doesn’t mean change that reverses the policies that have made us the safest large city in America,” Lhota said.
Chris Christie may be backing Cory Booker’s competitor in their Senate race, but the Newark mayor was being friendly with the governor Wednesday.
Teachers and staff from eight top-performing charter schools across the city are going to share their tricks of the trade with some district schools.
New York City Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota said that everything great that has happened over the past 20 years is quite fragile and he said this election is going to have consequences.