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New York City »

Christine Quinn Wants to Replace Textbooks with Tablets

The expected mayoral candidate wants to swap pricey textbooks for tablets.

Crown Heights »

Celebrated City Principal to Open New Charter School in Brooklyn

After years championing district schools, P.S. 770 Principal Shimon Waronker takes the leap to a charter.

Central Harlem »

Wadleigh Supporters Fear Eva Moskowitz's School Expansion Proposal

Success Academy officials said it is unclear where the expanded grades would be housed.

Parkchester »

Bronx Charter School Soars to Success

Charlene Reid helped the Bronx Charter School for Excellence become nationally ranked.

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.