April 21, 2016

As we’ve sustained punches to the teeth and belly by an increasing frequency of fiscal ups and downs, our lexicon of financial indicators has grown impressively. We now know all about weak exports, currency overvaluation, excessive debt, low job growth, and in the process we’ve become more sophisticated in our analysis of financial health. But somehow we’ve failed collectively to reach the same level of sophistication with regar...

April 15, 2016

We take our tagline very seriously around this office: Charter schools are public schools and C3S supports all public education. We believe that the lessons we’ve learned during our relatively brief existence as autonomous and highly accountable public schools are worth sharing with everyone. That was, after all, the original intent of the Charter Schools Act of 1998.


So we want to give a shout out to Ernest Logan, president of...

April 13, 2016

(New York, N.Y.) The New York City Coalition of Community Charter Schools (C3S) applauds the SUNY Board of Trustees and chairman Joseph Belluck’s commitment to innovative education.

The four new charter schools will offer programs that embody the diversity of teaching and learning models that represent the original intent of the Charter Schools Act of 1998. Three of the four schools: The New York Center for Autism Bronx, The Ur...

As two middle school girls lead a visitor around their school — describing its extracurriculars, teachers, and students with evident pride — one explains that although they live in different neighborhoods in New York City, “now we’re best friends!”


The girls both grin.


Such is the promise of Brooklyn Prospect Charter, which is using the model of school choice to break down neighborhood barriers and foster a more diverse stu...

It’s a Friday morning at Community Roots Charter School in Brooklyn and fifth-grade students are giving presentations on topics like civil rights movement protests and school segregation. Parents gather around small groups of kids — whose skin colors span shades of ivory and tan and brown — to ask them about their projects and the ways in which these issues are still relevant today. One student, a fifth-grader, incredulously tel...

April 11, 2016

Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn-based charter school, La Cima Elementary Charter School will be taking 12 fifth graders to Paris, France during their Spring break in April. What began as an art project and partnership with a resident artist from Paris has become an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for local Bedford Stuyvesant youth.

In October 2015, La Cima engaged in a partnership with EDAAV (Ecole d’art au village) in which 5th grade st...

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