A study finds that New York State is a pretty unequal place when it comes to high-speed broadband. And behind this week’s headlines are important stories about police suicides, NYPD discipline, charter schools and more.
New research suggests high poverty is a bigger threat to cities. More on that, shoddy charter school finances, tuition assistance that falls short, a vulnerable neighborhood and a new Census tool in our weekly rundown of urban research and reporting.
Corruption allegations in Hartford and Albuquerque and a relentless push for for-profit charters in Dallas highlight problems that New York’s charter-school surge has largely avoided.
A New Jersey charter chain is looking to launch a school in the Belmont section of the Bronx. It will avoid the co-location controversy, but has encountered others in its past.
In community school district 17, school closures, charter schools and tough discipline aren’t just grounds for debate: They’re the reality that face parents advocating for their children.
The DOE is planting seeds for charters to expand in city schools even after Mayor Bloomberg leaves office. But some of the new resources will only be open to those who won charter lotteries in the early grades.
Proposals to put charters in existing school buildings often stir outrage. While teachers are worried about two such moves in Bushwick, few parents attended the public hearings.