Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

NEW YORK: Music-Focused Charter School Proposed for Northern Manhattan

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The founder of a popular Uptown youth orchestra is hoping to expand his program’s reach by opening a charter school that will put music center stage. David … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

New York City Will Provide Free Space for a Dozen Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration said Tuesday that it would provide free space in public school buildings to a dozen new or expanding charter schools, including 10 run by Eva … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK: Teachers, charter schools battle for budget funds

The annual battle over public education funding in New York will pit teachers and school boards against a strong charter school lobby with deep pockets and backing from Democratic Gov. … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK: Success Academy Wants 14 New Charter Schools

Success Academy Charter Schools said Tuesday it was applying to open 14 more charters in New York City, just months after a high-profile battle with Mayor Bill de Blasio over … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK: New Charter School Lottery System Gives Each Applicant White Pill, Enrolls Whoever Left Standing

Introducing key changes to the lottery system that governs the admissions process, the New York City Charter School Center notified potential students this week that openings will now be filled … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK: City to pay $11G per student in three Success Academy charter schools

The city will pay a whopping $11,000 in rent for each student in three Success Academy charter schools booted from public space in February by Mayor de Blasio. The stunning … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK: Charter Schools in Own Space Worst Off

Far away from rallying crowds and political debates, a large portion of New York City charter schools passes unnoticed. While they may benefit from not being singled out by charter … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK: De Blasio quietly adds hundreds of millions for charters

When Mayor Bill de Blasio held a news conference on Monday touting his recent educational budget commitments, he highlighted additional money he will spend on arts programs ($20 million), after-school activities … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

House majority leader praises NYC charter schools

NEW YORK — U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor visited a New York City charter school Monday to champion what he called the success of such an educational model. The … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK: Syracuse district aims to turn Delaware Elementary into a charter school

The Syracuse school district is exploring converting Delaware Elementary into a charter school, Superintendent Sharon Contreras said in a letter sent home to Delaware parents today. The letter says the … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

New state law changes makes opening charter schools in New York City easier than any other in nation

Get ready for a charter school gold rush. Recently enacted changes in state law created an environment for opening charter schools in New York City that’s friendlier than almost any … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

New York City Charter Schools Get Record Number of Applicants

Continuing a five-year trend, a record number of New York City students applied to charter schools for the coming academic year, according to a survey released Wednesday by a nonprofit … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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