January 26, 2017

It’s understandable that Betsy DeVos would find a reservoir of goodwill from national and local charter school advocates. But the unabashed embrace she’s received from many of them as nominee for Secretary of Education is hurting the charter school brand and all of us who are working to sustain an innovative sector of autonomous and accountable public schools.

This is not because she seems to be a stranger to pedagogy, although i...

January 20, 2017

I applaud Sen. Al Franken (D) for reviving the proficiency-versus-growth debate when he asked Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos to give her thoughts on the important issue during her confirmation hearing. Sen. Franken made it clear that he favors “growth” measures to assess a school’s impact on student performance, as do many throughout the academic community.

In a recent article published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute...

January 11, 2017

The New York City Coalition of Community Charter Schools held its Winter Summit on January 9, 2016 at LMHQ. The evening included guest speaker Shavar Jeffries, president of Democrats for Education Reform. 

Click to view videos from our Fall Kickoff

President of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) speaks at C3S Winter Summit

Shavar Jeffries answers questions at C3S Winter Summit 

 DFER New York State Director answers char...

Stacey Gauthier is the principal of the Renaissance Charter School, a Pre-K through 12 conversion charter school in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. She’s served as the school’s principal since 2007 and prior to that, as the school’s co-director for operations.

Gauthier was part of the team who drafted the school’s original charter in 2000 and an original member of the Friends of the Renaissance Charter School, a grou...

WOODSIDE — For Richard Lee, head of Academy of the City Charter School in Queens, some of the best learning comes from doing.

One of the goals of the school — which serves about 400 students from kindergarten to fifth grade — is to engage children in "hands-on experiences," according to Lee, who's served as principal at Academy of the City since it first opened its doors in 2011.

"Having a number of trips and experiences, hav...

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