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NYC Council Education Committee Hearing

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The New York City Council Education Committee held a hearing October 2, to consider three important resolutions, Res. 1263-2012, Res. 1395-2012 and Res. 1906-2012, regarding school utilization. The resolutions call for a moratorium on school closings and co-locations for a period of at least a year, require CEC approval for school co-locations, and create new procedures for parental notification of proposed changes in school utilization.

Open Line Podcast on Upcoming Brooklyn Charter School Fair

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Discussion about the upcoming first ever Brooklyn Charter School Fair on March 16 and what NYC charter schools are all about, with James Merriman, CEO of the Charter Center; Karen Jones, Principal of Bed-Stuy New Beginnings; and Karina Infante, high school student from Williamsburg Charter High School and Open Line’s hosts Bob Slade, Bob Pickett and James Mtume.

Charters Should Be Free to Innovate, Even in Teacher Evaluation

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Charter Center is on the record in opposition to the State Education Department's (SED) assertion that charter schools are required to submit data about teacher evaluations according to the state's categories, whether or not that makes sense given the charter school's evaluation practices. (GothamSchools covered the disagreement last month.)

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