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Questions To Ask Before You Choose a Charter School

Is a charter school the right choice for your child? These questions to ask may help you decide.

02/05/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: Charter School Money Won’t Necessarily Be Used For Pre-K

Mayor Bill de Blasio disputed reports Sunday that his plan to divert $210 million from charter school expansion is aimed at funding universal prekindergarten.

02/02/2014

Charter school proponents rally at City Hall on Jan. 7, 2014. (credit: courtesy of Families for Excellent Schools)

Parents Rally Against Lawsuit That Threatens Charter Schools

If successful, a lawsuit by city officials and activists would be a setback for countless charter school students, some parents say.

01/07/2014

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina (credit: CBS 2)

Mayor-Elect De Blasio Appoints Carmen Farina As Schools Chancellor

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.

12/30/2013

Charter school teachers, kids and parents gather in Cadman Plaza for rally and march over the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Thousands Rally In Support Of Charter Schools In NYC

About 10,000 people are expected to take part in the March for Education Equality, organizer Jeremiah Kittridge with Families with Excellent Schools said.

10/08/2013

Joseph Lhota (file/credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Lhota Slams Opponent, Warns Of Regressive Policies If De Blasio Is Elected

“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.

10/08/2013

Chris Christie and Cory Booker. (credit: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

With Lead Shrinking, Booker Appears At Event With Christie

Chris Christie may be backing Cory Booker’s competitor in their Senate race, but the Newark mayor was being friendly with the governor Wednesday.

09/25/2013

Grand Concourse Academy Charter School in the Bronx (file / credit: Grand Concourse Academy)

Charters, Public Schools To Hold Joint Program Aimed At Improvements

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.

08/04/2013

New York City Republican Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Joe Lhota for Mayor)

Eye On Politics: Lhota Wants To Continue Legacies Of Giuliani, Bloomberg

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.

06/20/2013

Adolfo Carrión, Jr. (credit: Carrion 2013)

Eye On Politics: Adolfo Carrion Jr. Calls For ‘Mayor From The Outer Boroughs’

Adolfo Carrion, Jr. is a former Bronx Borough President and current independent hopeful for mayor of New York City.

06/12/2013

Liberty Academy Charter School - Jersey City, N.J. (file / credit: Liberty Academy)

Jersey City Charter School Among Those Ordered Closed By The State

The Liberty Academy Charter School in the Heights section of Jersey City is among three charter schools the state has ordered closed by year’s end.

03/01/2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Chancellor Walcott: Expect 50 More NYC Charter Schools

Walcott said he believes in “the expansion of charters throughout our system in all neighborhoods.”

03/23/2012

Classroom (credit: Clipart.com)

8 New NJ Charter Schools To Open In September

Three of the new schools will be located in Camden and two are in Newark. The other three charters will be in Vineland, Trenton and Jersey City.

01/20/2012

Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Monmouth Junction, NJ - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Public Hearing On N.J. Education Scheduled For Monday

The Governor’s Education Transformation Task Force is preparing a series of reports to be submitted to Gov. Chris Christie, who has said education reform is a top priority now that the state’s budget for next year has been signed.

07/11/2011

Incoming New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott speaks to reporters in St. Albans - Queens, NY - Apr 8, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

School Chancellor Walcott Backs Charter Schools

New York City’s new school chancellor, Dennis Walcott, said he’s a believer in options for quality education and that includes charter schools.

04/27/2011

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