The New York City Coalition of Community Charter Schools held its Fall Kickoff on September 21, 2016 at The New York Public Library for The Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The event focused on serving our vulnerable populations. The evening included presentations from Dr. Betty Rosa, Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents and Daniel Dromm, Chair of the New York City Council Education Committee.
It was not the best summer for the charter school brand. The NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives both drew up resolutions for a moratorium on new charter schools. The Washington State charter school law came under attack from a number of groups including a local affiliate of the National Council of La Raza. The Campaign to Save our Public Schools launched a fight against raising the charter cap in Massachusetts.
The Bronx Charter School for Better Learning 2 (BBL 2) has been awarded a $4000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant. This local grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants that Dollar General donates to approximately 1,000 organizations across America. These grants are distributed at the beginning of the school year, and aim to support teachers and schools so they can strengthen literacy instruction.
Math, Engineering and Science Academy Charter High is recognized in the National Rankings and earned a bronze medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare...
Of all the baseless slams against charter schools, the most maddening are the ones that question our equitable treatment of kids who need us the most. I have never seen a stronger commitment to at-risk kids than I’ve seen in the independent charter schools of this city. As we’re fond of saying: “we counsel kids in, not out.” “Equity” is not a buzzword around here. It’s a guiding principle.