Stacey Gauthier, principal of Renaissance, a pre-K through 12 charter in Jackson Heights, noted that she’s a board member of the Coalition of Community Charter Schools, which she described as a grassroots coalition that has been around a while but doesn’t have “lots in dollars.”

“We definitely are like the little engine that could and we do a lot of grassroots work... [getting] on the ground, getting to know people, relationship-...

August 6, 2018

When I started working for C3S several years ago, the organization was characterized by some as an assortment of under-performing schools and was indeed jokingly called “The Coalition of Low Performing Charter Schools” in certain circles. Obviously, this nomenclature didn’t sit well with my colleagues or with the school leaders who were proud to say their schools were aligned with the values of the organization even if doing so...

May 1, 2018

THE BRONX - A group of elementary students from Rosalyn Yalow Charter School has won this year's New York State Scholastic Chess Championship.

To honor the students, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visited them to announce that April 30 is now known as Yalow Tigers Chess Champions Day in the Bronx.

The 25-child team, comprised of students between kindergarten and third grade, is only in its second year.

And it's already breaking r...

When Matt Harrington graduated from NYU with a master’s degree in education and social policy, he figured he would become a data analyst crunching stats for the Department of Education. An administrative internship at P.S. 770 in Crown Heights changed his mind. Financial management—especially finding cost savings—became his unlikely passion.

“I fell in love with it,” said Harrington, now director of operations at The New American...

I want to suggest another New Year’s Resolution: Speak up for teachers!  The bashing and the budget cuts continue, the new tax bill undercuts public education in a major way, children and teachers in Baltimore City are forced to spend their days in unheated public school buildings, and teaching is–understandably–losing quality women and men.  We can fight back in lots of ways, starting with organizing to see that schools are ade...