Posts Tagged ‘Charter Schools’

Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive | NY Times

Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR Some of the best public elementary schools in New York City are in Community School District 3, on Manhattan’s West Side. At those schools, the vast majority of children pass the annual state tests, gifted and talented programs buzz with activity, and special programs attract promising young musicians or families who want […]


New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools | NY Times

New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR On East 111th Street, the upper grades of Success Academy Harlem 3, a charter school, share a building with Mosaic Preparatory Academy, a traditional neighborhood elementary school. In many ways, the children who attend the two schools in Harlem are similar. They are mostly black and Hispanic, and a majority come from […]


President Obama surprises Bronx mom at lunch during Working Families summit | NY Daily News

President Obama surprises Bronx mom at lunch during Working Families summit | NY Daily News

BY Dan Friedman | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON – Shirley Young, a nurse from the Bronx, was invited to lunch in the capital Monday, but she had no idea President Obama would be sitting next to her in Chipotle. A single mother who works at the Isabella Geriatric Center in Washington Heights, Young was […]


High-Demand Charter School: Staying the Course in Washington Heights | Huffington Post

High-Demand Charter School: Staying the Course in Washington Heights | Huffington Post

BY Oghene Oyiborhoro The narrow walkway leading to The Equity Project (TEP) charter school in Washington Heights was jammed with custodial workers shoveling snow into large bins one early February morning. Anatea Carpenter, a small 28-year-old special education teacher, darted between them, coffee in one hand, backpack swinging behind her. She was rushing down the […]


From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

From WHEELS to the White House | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Safe to say that when the President offers you a shout-out, people might pay attention. Estiven Rodríguez might well count as Washington Heights’ newest celebrity. President Barack Obama knows him by name, and so does anyone else who saw the State of the Union address in late January, which Rodríguez […]


Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House | Voices of NY

Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House | Voices of NY

By José Acosta  | Via El Diario La Prensa Translated by Emily Leavitt  from Spanish At the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS), there is a sign that says: “Being bilingual opens the door to a better future. You can give students the key.” That key was the one given to Estiven Rodríguez, a 17-year-old […]


President Obama Highlights Washington Heights Teen in State of the Union | NBC News

President Obama Highlights Washington Heights Teen in State of the Union | NBC News

President Obama featured a Washington Heights teen in his State of the Union address Tuesday, lauding him as an example of an immigrant child who overcame challenges and is on his way to college. Estiven Rodriguez was a guest of first lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union. He came to the U.S. […]


President Obama Praises Washington Heights High Schooler | DNAinfo

President Obama Praises Washington Heights High Schooler | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — High Schooler Estiven Rodriguez is adored by his teachers and principals at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, and last week the 17-year-old also received praise from the world’s most powerful man. President Barack Obama singled out Rodriguez for his hard work at WHEELS during remarks he made Thursday at […]


Harlem ninth-grader bowls over Obama with precocious introduction preceding White House ceremony | NY Daily News

Harlem ninth-grader bowls over Obama with precocious introduction preceding White House ceremony | NY Daily News

By Dan Friedman / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON — Harlem ninth-grader Kiara Molina gave President Obama what he called “one of the best introductions I’ve ever had,” at a White House event Thursday announcing five struggling areas designated as “Promise Zones” eligible for tax breaks and other aid. Molina has attended the Harlem Children’s […]


In Fight for Space, Educator Takes On Charter Chain – NYTimes.com

By MICHAEL WINERIP Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Joel I. Klein, the former schools chancellor, are strong supporters of charter schools. Mr. Bloomberg and Mr. Klein have repeatedly told principals at New York City’s traditional public schools that a new age of reform has dawned, that charter schools are the cutting edge and that if […]


NYC charter school's $125,000 experiment – 60 Minutes – CBS News

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azNo8ttSCiY] (CBS News) With state after state confronting massive budget problems, several governors have been looking to extract whatever they can from public employees like teachers, going after benefits packages and guaranteed job security that unions have won for them. But would teachers be willing to give up those protections for a chance to earn […]

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