charter schools http://wamc.org en A Charter School's Last Stand http://wamc.org/post/charter-schools-last-stand <p></p><p>A Capital Region charter school could close for good due to academic failure.&nbsp; A last-ditch effort is under way to save it.</p><p>Some 220 students at Ark Community Charter School in Troy may be displaced if final court proceedings affirm a SUNY Trustees Charter Schools Committee decision that agreed with findings by SUNY's Charter Schools Institute that Ark failed to meet its academic goals.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:51:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 93363 at http://wamc.org A Charter School's Last Stand BART School Celebrates Expansion http://wamc.org/post/bart-school-celebrates-expansion <p>The <a href="http://www.bartcharter.org/v2/" target="_blank">Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School</a> in Adams, Massachusetts held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for a $3.9 million renovation and expansion.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 22:24:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 91460 at http://wamc.org BART School Celebrates Expansion Charter School Fights To Stay Open http://wamc.org/post/charter-school-fights-stay-open <p></p><p>A charter school in Troy scheduled for closure is fighting back against the SUNY trustees who voted to shut it down.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:55:17 +0000 Dave Lucas 89807 at http://wamc.org Charter School Fights To Stay Open Report: NY Schools Most Racially Segregated In Nation http://wamc.org/post/report-ny-schools-most-racially-segregated-nation <p>A new report reveals New York State's public schools are the most segregated in the nation.</p><p>The report released Wednesday by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles used U.S. Department of Education statistics: it noted increasing segregation in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and New York City metro areas.&nbsp;&nbsp; It found many black and Latino students attend schools with virtually no white classmates throughout New York.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:39:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86926 at http://wamc.org Report: NY Schools Most Racially Segregated In Nation 3/24/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/32414-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and political consultant Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />More Debris<br />DeBlasio Charter Schools<br />Russian Aggression<br />Washington Mudslide<br />Russia &amp; Crimea<br />Gay Marriage - Michigan</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86530 at http://wamc.org 3/24/14 Panel Advocates Push For Bill To Expand Mass. Charter Schools http://wamc.org/post/advocates-push-bill-expand-mass-charter-schools <p>Charter school advocates are urging Massachusetts lawmakers to allow for the expansion of the schools in underperforming urban school districts.</p><p>A coalition backing a bill that would lift the charter school caps called on the <a href="https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Joint/J14" target="_blank">Education Committee</a> on Tuesday to release a bill before a legislative deadline next week.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:38:31 +0000 Jim Levulis 85697 at http://wamc.org Advocates Push For Bill To Expand Mass. Charter Schools Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/11/14 : Charter Schools http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-31114-charter-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de </span>Blasio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced he would revoke the city's offer of free classrooms in public schools for three&nbsp;charter&nbsp;schools. Enraged parents filed a historic lawsuit against the city yesterday, re-igniting a firestorm debate over charter schools.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 85575 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/11/14 : Charter Schools Mayor, Governor Speak at Dueling Rallies in Albany http://wamc.org/post/mayor-governor-speak-dueling-rallies-albany <p></p><p>Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at dueling rallies on education at the State Capitol that highlighted the two politicians’ differences over education issues. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 85133 at http://wamc.org Mayor, Governor Speak at Dueling Rallies in Albany Cuomo Addresses Charter School Rally In Albany http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-addresses-charter-school-rally-albany <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at a rally supporting charter schools on Tuesday in Albany. This video was distributed by the administration.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nm25Vlg6yWo" width="560"></iframe></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:50:25 +0000 Jessica Marshall 85114 at http://wamc.org Charter School's Fate "In Limbo" http://wamc.org/post/charter-schools-fate-limbo <p></p><p></p><p>A Capital Region Charter School could close due to 'academic failure' - 220 students at Ark Community Charter School in Troy may be displaced if the SUNY Trustees Charter Schools Committee agrees with findings by SUNY's Charter Schools Institute that Ark hasn't met its academic goals and its charter should not be renewed.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:58:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 84694 at http://wamc.org Charter School's Fate "In Limbo"