September 25, 2015


The conversations heard after Mayor de Blasio’s education speech last week have been centered on college readiness, reading interventionists, computer science, and charter-district collaboration. All good things. Whether his plan is either practical, attainable, or a feasible substitute for widespread public education reform, remains to be seen. 


Some public schools are doing better than others. The idea that we should take a s...

September 25, 2015

by Stacey Gauthier, Principal, The Renaissance Charter School



It is encouraging to see the Mayor acknowledge the important work that is being accomplished in public charter schools across NYC as well as promoting how this work can and should be shared with district schools.  His investment to support collaboration and best practice sharing, first implemented through the Chancellor’s Learning Partners program which included some...

September 21, 2015


In 2005, the Bloomberg Administration began the selection of parents to serve on the newly instituted Community Education Councils (CECs) in the 32 New York City community school districts. CECs are charged with “promoting student achievement, advising and commenting on educational policies, and providing input to the Chancellor and the Panel for Education Policy (PEP) on matters that concern the school district (which includes...

September 21, 2015

The New York City Coalition of Community Charter schools hosted a Fall Kickoff meeting on Wednesday, September 16th. Attendees included independent charter school leaders from across the city, representatives from charter school advocacy groups, and a special appearance by the New York City Public, Advocate Letitia James.




Public Advocate James spoke about finding common ground, and the importance of education as the great equa...

September 12, 2015

The New York City Coalition of Community Charter Schools
Fall Membership Meeting
Wednesday, September 16, 2015



5:10-5:15 Welcome: Dr. Richard Welles
5:15-5:20  Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate
5:25-5:25 James Merriman: Reflections on the Sector
5:25-5:35 Families for Excellent Schools Program

5:35-5:40 Transition Committee Report
5:45-5:50 Upcoming Events
5:50-5:55 Parent Outreach Plan

September 11, 2015


Storefront Academy South Bronx Charter School celebrated its opening on September 8th with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The event was attended by students, parents, and New York State Assemblywoman Carmen E. Arroyo.  


The school is opening with 100 students in kindergarten and first grade with plans to expand to serve 288 students in grades k-5 in its fifth year.

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