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Charter School Growth Tied to Outcome of Mayoral Elections, Advocates Say

The next mayor's policies could have a big impact in areas with high charter demand, like The Bronx.

Lower East Side »

Great Oaks Charter School Welcomes First Class on Lower East Side

The new charter school is operating out of a former Catholic school building on Monroe Street.

Midtown South »

Success Academy Aims to Open First High School in Murray Hill

The school would replace Norman Thomas High School, which is being phased out due to poor performance.

Long Island City »

Charter School Plans for Astoria and LIC Fought by Education Leaders

Eva Moskowitz is  looking to open two Success Academies  in District 30, to the ire of community leaders.

Upper West Side »

New Charter School for UWS Middle School Students in the Works

The charter school, which promises not to co-locate, is seeking a building on the UWS.

Crown Heights »

Brooklyn Charter School Targets Rich, White Parents, Enrollment Plan Shows

The controversial Los Angeles charter's internal enrollment plan seeks "upper income" students in NYC

Bed-Stuy »

Four New Bed-Stuy and Ocean Hill Schools to Co-locate With Existing Schools

Four new schools in Bed-Stuy and Ocean Hill will take up space in existing facilities, the city said.

Crown Heights »

Charter School Co-Location Plan Irks Some Parents at Struggling P.S. 221

After losing teachers and its after-school program, PS 221 parents say a new charter is too much to bear.

New York City »

Joe Lhota Spars With Democrats Over Merit Pay, School Closures at Debate

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota says teachers should be paid more for teaching at tough schools.

Chinatown »

Charter School Chain that Teaches Falun Gong Applies to Open in New York

After a failed attempt last year, Dr. Lotus King Weiss is applying to open six bilingual schools.

Lower East Side »

Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy Aims to Open 6 New Charter Schools in 2014

The controversial charter school chain wants to open six new outposts in Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan.

Upper East Side »

Upper East Side Parents Speak Out Against Charter Schools at P.S. 158

P.S. 158 parents say they want a DOE middle school, not another charter school, in their building.

Fort Greene »

Many Fort Greene Elementary Schools Forced to Share Buildings

Most public elementary schools in Fort Greene share space with a charter, magnet or private school.

New York City »

Christine Quinn Booed at Martin Luther King Jr. Day Forum in Harlem

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was booed in Harlem for suggesting Ray Kelly should stay on.

New York City »

Christine Quinn Wants to Replace Textbooks with Tablets

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