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.
Adolfo Carrion, Jr. is a former Bronx Borough President and current independent hopeful for mayor of New York City.
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.
Walcott said he believes in “the expansion of charters throughout our system in all neighborhoods.”
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.
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.
New York City’s new school chancellor, Dennis Walcott, said he’s a believer in options for quality education and that includes charter schools.
New York City’s incoming schools chancellor calls the tone of debate surrounding teacher layoffs, standardized testing and charter schools “poisonous.”