Northeast Charter Schools Network

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Some of the state’s top ranking education officials are condemning a vote by a State University of New York committee that would weaken regulations for teachers at some charter schools.

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The state's largest teacher union is crying foul over potentially more state funding for charter schools.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the union claims charter schools are "flush" with cash and do not need more public dollars. 

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Buffalo schools open in a month and a large group of clergy, activists, parents and school leaders turned out Monday night in Friendship Baptist Church for an emergency meeting to discuss what they see as an educational crisis.


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What's probably going to be a very long fight over the financing system for New York charter schools went into State Supreme Court Thursday.


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A lawsuit is claiming the funding formula for charter schools in New York State is unconstitutional.  The suit was filed in State Supreme Court in Erie County.  It claims charter students receive only three-fifths of what school district students receive.