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UFT, communities thwart co-location

In a momentous victory for community and student activists working in tandem with the UFT, the DOE withdrew proposals to widen Success Academy’s footprint in city public school buildings.

Queens communities oppose Success co‑locations

An effort by Eva Moskowitz and her Success Academy corporate charter school chain to elbow their way into two school buildings in southeastern Queens has met with unprecedented community opposition.

No room for charters

Picking up on Mayor Eric Adams’ more welcoming attitude, the charter lobby is flexing its muscles again and Eva Moskowitz, Success Academy’s rapacious chief executive, is trying to elbow her way into yet more district schools.

Unions, parents sue SUNY over New York City charter school cap-busting scheme

New York city and state teachers unions, joined by parents, have filed a lawsuit against SUNY and its Charter Schools Institute to block the creation of a new charter high school in New York City that would illegally pierce the state cap on new...

Board of Regents rejects charter schools' stealth proposal

An attempt by four New York City charter schools to subvert the charter cap was thwarted on July 12 by the New York State Board of Regents.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew applauds decision by New York State Board of Regents to uphold New York City charter cap

UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued a statement in response to the New York State Board of Regents' decision to reject plans by four New York City charter schools to join together and open a new high school.

Brooklyn school fights off charter’s expansion

The UFT helps parents and the community thwart the expansion of a co-located charter school in Brooklyn.

Public school proud

The UFT Charter School's Board of Trustees voted on Feb. 28 to bring the school under the supervision of the city’s Department of Education as a regular public school. Educators at the school say they hope the move will provide greater access for...

Queens charter votes to join UFT

Educators at Elm Community Charter School in Queens overcame resistance from their administration to organize a successful vote to join the UFT on Feb. 7.

Brooklyn community fights charter expansion

Educators, students and parents in Bushwick, Brooklyn, turned out in force at a hearing on Feb. 10 to protest the proposed expansion of a charter school in their district.