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Editorial: Bloomberg doubles down on his most important legacy: charter schools
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Dec 6, 9:52 AM: Michael Bloomberg last week vowed to drop a cool $750 million to solidify and expand the charter-school sector across 20 metro areas — including New York City, whose vibrant charters may well prove the most important >
New York Religious Schools Face a Vaccine Mandate. Will They Fight It?
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Dec 6, 9:27 AM: Mayor Bill de Blasio set a vaccine mandate for religious and private schools. Jewish and Catholic leaders are frustrated, and some have predicted legal challenges.
NYC teachers union pressures City Council to vote on class size bill before end of the year
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Dec 6, 9:01 AM: The United Federation of Teachers is escalating its campaign in support of a controversial bill to force the city Education Department to lower class sizes with a legislative deadline looming on Dec. 31.
New NYC charter school will aim to prepare students to become global citizens
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Dec 6, 7:41 AM: A new public charter school will open in Midland Beach next September, offering seats for kindergarten and first-grade students with a goal to eventually grow to serve students from kindergarten to eighth grade. >
White kindergarten applicants accepted into high-performing, out-of-zone NYC public schools at higher rates, study finds
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Dec 3, 7:14 AM: White students are more likely to get into high-performing elementary schools outside their school zone than Black, Latino, and Asian students, according to a new study by the city’s Independent Budget Office. >
Where New York's teachers union wants to see change in schools
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Dec 2, 12:01 PM: Traditional public school offerings should be expanded to provide new mental health and physical support and services, universal pre-K should be expanded and the state's school receivership law should be repealed. >
New Yorkers shouldn’t have to pay SEVEN TIMES the cost for their schools as other cities
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Nov 30, 7:43 AM: New Yorkers know better than anyone, everything costs more here. But seven times more? Alas, yes — at least if you’re talking about public-construction projects. The latest example: PS 33 in The Bronx, vs. a similar-sized >
N.Y. school spending: through the roof, with little to show for it
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Nov 29, 7:29 AM: Preliminary data on the 2019-2020 school year released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that New York now spends more than $30,000 per K-12 student, further entrenching its position as the most expensive public education >
New York school district offers remote learning after surge in gun violence
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Nov 24, 7:52 AM: The Newburgh Enlarged City School District allowed shellshocked parents to keep their kids at home Tuesday after two separate shooting incidents near campuses Monday.
NYC schools may have gotten billions in stimulus funding, but teachers are still crowdsourcing for supplies
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Nov 24, 6:55 AM: Despite more than $7 billion of federal stimulus funding earmarked for New York City schools, thousands of teachers still are lacking things they believe will help their students this year and are turning to DonorsChoose, >
Buffalo schools to close Wednesday for staff, students to 'disconnect and refresh'
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Nov 19, 9:02 AM: With Covid-19 cases on the rise in Western New York and parents worried about what that might mean for schools, Buffalo schools will have an extra day off next week.
They believed home was safer than school. Now some NYC parents are accused of educational neglect.
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Nov 19, 7:38 AM: When New York City opened its schools this fall for in-person learning, with no option for virtual instruction, families across the five boroughs opted to keep their children home. They worried about the health of their >
Opinion: UFT finally gets something right, standing up for safe schools
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Nov 19, 7:09 AM: For all our criticism of the United Federation of Teachers and its leader Michael Mulgrew, we appreciate the union’s strong stand against the transfer of school safety duties from the NYPD to the Department of Education. >
Charter school enrollment climbs while RCSD enrollment falls
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Nov 17, 10:00 AM: The Rochester City School District has a numbers problem. The number of students is steadily declining, while enrollment in charter schools is rising.
Kids disappearing from class: A Syracuse school's quest to bring back missing students
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Nov 17, 9:58 AM: Remote learning made it possible to keep school going safely during the pandemic, however, it also made it much more likely kids would stop going to school altogether.
Alternative high school program at Riverhead could begin with as many as 70 students
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Nov 16, 10:09 AM: An alternative high school that would operate in the afternoon hours is in the works at Riverhead High School, Superintendent Dr. Augustine Tornatore said at the Nov. 9 Board of Education meeting.
DOE eliminates zoned high school option that guaranteed neighborhood seats
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Nov 15, 6:01 AM: The city Department of Education has quietly done away with high-school zoning, which for decades guaranteed students a seat in a school near their home.
NYC charter school network excluded from school vaccination rollout demands access
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Nov 12, 8:57 AM: Some charter schools are being left out of a massive city effort to vaccinate children against the coronavirus — and the schools excluded from the effort are crying foul.
Opinion: His team’s trying to hide it, but de Blasio’s bungling has parents fleeing NYC schools
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Nov 11, 9:25 AM: Mayor-elect Eric Adams won on a common-sense platform of making critical city services more efficient. Nowhere is the need clearer than in Gotham’s school system, which under outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio has drifted >
Over 100,000 New York City public school students were homeless last year, data show.
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Nov 8, 10:21 AM: More than 101,000 public school students in New York City lacked permanent housing during the last school year, according to new city data released Monday, a staggering figure that demonstrates the profound stakes of >

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