Eva Moskowitz, the founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, called off a press conference today after the Department of Education agreed to find space for her network of expanding charter schools. 396 more words
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Eva Moskowitz, the founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, will protest on the steps of City Hall Thursday afternoon to slam the de Blasio administration for what she claims are delays in presenting plans for turning around 247 failing schools and for finding locations for 16 charter schools. 465 more words
For years now, advocates of the “no excuses” brand of charter school have denied the obvious. While loudly proclaiming the test scores and graduation rates of the students who remain at their schools, they have denied that their application processes combined with the harsh discipline environments that emphasize extreme conformity to extreme behavioral expectations are forms of “cream skimming” designed to drive out students less likely to burnish their reputations as “miracle factories.” As time has gone by and evidence piled up, this has become much harder for them to deny with even a hint of honesty. 2,428 more words
Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins told reporters today he wanted to see a woman challenge Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017–arguing that a member of the fairer sex would bring a much-needed feminine touch to the office. 460 more words
Campbell Brown’s hand strikes the straw in her drink, launching a chunk of ice into the air.
“Don’t parents have a right to weigh in here? 1,661 more words