Posts Tagged ‘charter schools’

UWS Denounces New Charter Proposal

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

ws-news-controversial Success Academy gets negative feedback at community meeting By Vanesa Vennard Success Academy Charter Schools are looking to add another elementary school on the Upper West Side in District 3 for the 2014-2015 school year. A representative from Success spoke at a recent Community Board 7 meeting to get preliminary feedback on the idea. Members [&hellip
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Sifting Through School Options— Public, Private, Charter and Parochial

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Continuing Education, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

To ensure that a child growing up in the city gets a good education, parents really do have to turn themselves into educated consumers to learn their options and how to best assess them. We have four thriving educational sectors—public, private, charter and parochial—and they all have their pros and cons, rules and regulations. New [&hellip
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Setting Charter Schools’ Course Uptown

Written by admin on . Posted in Special Sections, WESTYS

Moskowitz focused on running Harlem charter schools By Gavin Aronsen Harlem native Eva Moskowitz has spent most of her life with the New York education system, including a stint on the City Council advocating for its reform. She’s currently in charge of the Harlem Success Academies, a group of charter schools that have received praise [&hellip
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Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli The Upper West Side is on track to getting a new charter school after the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Success Academy’s application Oct. 27. Upper West Success—part of the Success Academy chain of charter schools—already has a website running and is taking applications. The Success Academy’s [&hellip
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Debate Over Charter Schools Plays Out in State Senate Race

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By Dan Rivoli Since charter schools became the new battleground for New York education reform, State Sen. Bill Perkins has become public enemy number one for advocates of these publicly-funded, privately-operated schools. Perkins, who represents a Harlem district that covers parts of the Upper West Side, has criticized the way charter schools operate and occupy [&hellip
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More School Specifics From Mayoral Candidates

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: I applaud the in-depth answers the mayoral candidates gave in Shaydi Raice Sigall’s May 21 article, “The Mayor’s Race: Focus on Education.” There are two issues I want to address. First, the success of charter schools is still in debate and all mayoral candidates, except Tony Avella, support them. I am concerned [&hellip
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