NY Schools Most Segregated In Nation

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New York State public schools are the most racially segregated in the nation, and New York City schools are largely to blame, according to a new report by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles. Continue Reading →

Christopher Johnson and Christopher Creaghan Recital At Riverside Church

Riverside-Church1As part of its long-running Christ Chapel Chamber Series, The Riverside Church is hosting organ duo Christopher Johnson and Christopher Creaghan for a music recital… Continue Reading →

De Blasio No Apologies On Charter Schools

Bill-de-Blasio.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Mayor Bill de Blasio continued his apology tour on charter schools Monday, admitting during a radio interview that he failed to fully explain his decision to reject three of Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy schools from co-locating in public school buildings. Continue Reading →

Harlem Charter Fight Moves to Court (audio)

IMG_0504The controversial founder of the Success Academy charter schools, Eva Moskowitz, said on Monday that her network and a group of parents filed a lawsuit to reverse the city’s decision to block a middle school from opening this fall even as Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would find alternate seats for the 194 children affected. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Boots Charters In City Space

De Blasio State CityNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took off the gloves in his battle with education reformers, rescinding an agreement for the city to share space with several public charter schools. Continue Reading →

Anne Williams-Isom, Harlem Children’s Zone New CEO

013The chief operating officer at Harlem Children’s Zone has been appointed to lead the educational and social service organization. Continue Reading →

Heights Charter School Puts Kids in “Calm Down Room”

NightmareroomA charter school located in Washington Heights, New York is coming under great scrutiny for the way they choose to discipline children who misbehave. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito Flip Flop?

DREAM CHARTERMelissa Mark-Viverito was for charter schools in her East Harlem district — until she hungered to become the next City Council speaker, critics charge. Continue Reading →