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Claremont »

Icahn Charter Network Expands in The Bronx with New School

Icahn 6 opened on Monday. The charter schools are high-performing and in great demand.

Midtown »

Six More Success Academy Charter Schools Coming to Manhattan and Brooklyn

Success Academy charter school is planning to open two schools in overcrowded District 2 in Manhattan.

Prospect Heights »

Prospect Heights School Slated for Phase-Out Gets Photo Farewell

Photographer Tiffany Bloomfield asked students at the failing school, who inspires you?

Crown Heights »

Charter Schools Crowd Into Crown Heights

New residents have flocked to the up-and-coming neighborhood, and new schools are following suit.

Midtown South »

Parents, Teachers Oppose Success Academy Expansion Plan

The charter chain is hoping to open two schools in existing public school buildings in District 2.

Manhattan »

Independent Budget Office Suggests Scrapping Summer School to Save Cash

The city could save $28 million a year by scrapping elementary and middle summer school programs.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Parents Lose Legal Challenge To Controversial Charter School

A judge cleared the way for charter school Upper West Success Academy to move into the Brandeis building, despite the protests of parents and officials.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Dennis Walcott Touts Plan to Put 15 Charter Schools Inside Public Schools

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott spoke publicly Monday about his support for a plan to have 15 charter schools share space inside public school buildings.

Harlem »

Court Clears Way for School Closures

A judge has denied the UFT and NAACP's request for a preliminary injuction preventing the closure or relocation of 22 struggling schools.

Manhattan »

Teachers Union Announces Lawsuit to Halt School Closures

Last year the union was successful in halting the shuttering of 19 schools the city tried to close for poor performance.

Harlem »

Teachers at Harlem Charter School Look to Unionize

Workers at Opportunity Charter School in Harlem are seeking representation by the United Federation of Teachers.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Parents Rally To Defend UWS Charter School Against Lawsuit

Parents spoke in support of Upper West Success Academy, the charter school some are trying to stop with a lawsuit.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

700 Students Apply to Controversial UWS Charter School

Upper West Success Academy held a lottery for 184 kindergarten and first grade slots Wednesday.

Manhattan »

Thousands of Eighth Graders Await Their High School Fates

More than 8,000 students were not admitted to any of the 12 high schools they applied to.

Harlem »

Public Advocate Tells Students, Teachers at Harlem School to Fight Co-Location Plan

Bill de Blasio said parents and students at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts should fight the plan.

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