Posts Tagged:charter schools

Jennifer Hudson Joins the Battle for Equality in Schools for Minority Students

By Evette D. Champion Jennifer Hudson performed at the Stand for School Equality rally on October 7 at the Cadman Plaza in New York. Over 15,000 parents, students, and educators attended the campaign organized by The Families of Excellent Schools in an effort to stop separate and unequal schools all over New York. The American Idol…

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Does Attending a Charter School Provide Long Term Benefits?

By Giovanni Zaburoni Almost half a million black students attended charter schools during the 2014-2051 school year. A recent study showed there are long-term benefits for black children who attend charter schools. According to News One, 56 percent of students at charter schools come from low-income families across the country. Public schools service 52 percent of…

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School Segregation Still Prevalent in New York School System

In 1954, Brown versus the Board of Education declared that separate but equal was not equal when it came to education, and that public schools could no longer be segregated. Why, then, are schools in some parts of the United States more segregated than ever? New School, a think tank, has discovered that elementary schools…

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What is the Most Innovative School in the Nation?

By Evette D. Champion In an effort to break away from the norm, here are some innovative schools in the US that intend to set themselves apart. STAR School (Flagstaff, Arizona) This charter school, which educates students from K-8, prides itself on being environmentally friendly. The facility, which opened in 2001, relies on 245 solar…

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Violence in New York Schools, What Are The Real Statistics?

By Giovanni Zaburoni A pro-charter school advocacy group called Families for Excellent Schools has released a startling report about violence in the New York City School System. However, the information on the report may not be what it seems. The organization gathered information from incident reports collected on the state education database. The database revealed…

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When it Comes to School, Leave The Politics Off the Table

By Giovanni Zaburoni When you involve politics in the school system, things can get a bit murky. In an article called “No Lines in the Sand: How to Keep Ourselves Honest In School Politics” on Black Enterprise, the author pointed out a number of ways that educators who promote the importance of public education may experience conflicts…

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Who Cares if Philly Schools Face Another Round of Closures?

This story originally found at CBS Philadelphia School closures are never a good thing. Students have to be relocated, and more buildings will be standing empty. As an employee for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the budget not being passed has hit everyone in a different way. I work for Human Services, previously known as Welfare.…

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Why #byeBetsy Isn’t Enough When it Comes to Betsy DeVos’ Appointment

A new president means a changing of the guards, and one change that I am particularly paying attention to is the office of the Secretary of Education, the person who will be at the helm of the Department of Education. The person set to take over, in case you haven’t heard, is Betsy DeVos. So…

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Brooklyn Charter School Sued For Failure to Provide Disabled Students with Special Education Services

By Victor Ochieng According to a lawsuit filed in a Brooklyn federal court, a school has been sued for failure to provide special services to students as mandated by federal law. The lawsuit also says that the students were punished for behavior that only emanated from their disabilities. Achievement First’s Crown Heights School is accused…

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