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The Bilingual Advantage

Some middle class parents look for dual language programs in languages like French and Japanese the way others look for good athletics or strong arts programs.

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KIPP charter network centralizes curriculum across 11 schools

At the Knowledge is Power Program charter school board meeting on March 30, the board continued to centralize the approach to governance and academics across all 11 of the network’s New York City charter schools. Specifically, new superintendent James Manly presented members with a plan to more closely align curricula at the 11 schools in […]

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Farina to add new classes for children with autism next fall

The city plans to expand classes for about a 100 children with autism into all five boroughs.

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Democracy Prep charter gets good news on test results, private grants to the school

Fifteen Democracy Prep Charter High School board members met for a monthly meeting March 9 to receive financial and academic updates on the school. The corporate-style board meeting lasted an hour and took place at the school, located at 222 West 134th Street in Central Harlem. The board addressed the students’ test scores, attendance rate, […]

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Success Academy drops English language learners preference in admissions

Eva Moskowitz, network founder and CEO, said the decision runs counter to New York state charter law, which she said encourages the weighted lottery for English language learners.

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Community in Favor of New Charter School in Wakefield

A Bronx Charter School for Better Learning proposal to open a second school inside J.H.S. 144 on Gunther Avenue next fall faced no public resistance Feb. 9.

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Nearly 5,000 teachers cashing in on six-figure pensions

The number of teachers and administrators raking in six-figure annual pensions in New York state nearly tripled between 2009 and 2014, according to a new report. Read more from New York Post 

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Suspension Rules Altered in New York City’s Revision of School Discipline Code

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration on Friday announced changes to the discipline code that governs New York City’s public schools, an attempt to further rein in some of the most severe punishments while also keeping schools safe. Read more from New York Time

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Uncommon Schools board aims to retain teachers and raise college graduation rates

On Feb. 6 the Uncommon Schools network’s board of directors examined graduates’ college completion rates and set out to boost teacher retention rates across the network’s schools.

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KIPP board discusses possibility of merging schools’ non profit status

KIPP Board members voted to begin discussing consolidating two of their schools under the same charter umbrella

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