Charters & Choice

Achieve Community and People’s Prep charter schools will consolidate for next school year. North Star Academy and LINK Community charter schools can increase enrollment.
New York City’s education department pulled three proposals to co-locate Success Academy elementary schools in shared campuses after locals mounted campaigns to fight the plans.
Thirty years after the law was passed, the definition remains unclear. Here’s a guide to understanding them better.
Legislation would make all students eligible for Education Scholarship Accounts, regardless of family income.
STRIVE Prep - Kepner middle school will close at the end of this school year.
Third grade retention policy, private school vouchers, and a teacher shortage are among the priorities
Denver Public Schools’ superintendent is recommending closing STRIVE Prep - Kepner middle school for low test scores. The school board is set to vote Jan. 12.
Advocates say they will push for solutions to issues that have become more pressing during the pandemic, including funding, hiring challenges, and student mental health.
The IPS school board voted to make School 43 an innovation arts school, and to renew an innovation agreement with the Matchbook Learning charter school.
The move to transform School 43 into an arts school is part of the district’s broader Rebuilding Stronger plan, which aims to increase academic opportunities for students of color.
Parents in Perry Township can still send their child to an elementary school outside of their new attendance zone, as long as they provide transportation and there is space for them.
Democrats say it’s bad policy to expand a ‘pilot’ program that just launched
58% of NYC charter schools shrank during COVID, even as the sector grew overall. Two of the city’s major charter networks — Success Academy and Uncommon Schools — saw student enrollment shrink last year.
The education department extended the deadline for middle and high school admissions to Dec. 5 after MySchools crashed the night before applications were due.
“You already took our land,” one student said. “Why are you trying to take our school?”
Charter school enrollment spiked early in the pandemic, then flattened in the 2021-22 school year, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
The vote is the latest blow to the nationally recognized charter network. Last month, Chicago Public Schools moved to take over the charter’s two South Side campuses.
The Manhattan charter school had 17 of its 54 staff members out sick as of Tuesday. COVID, RSV, and the flu affected many staffers, officials from the Washington Heights school said.
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