On July 10, six Success parents filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the DOE panel that handles special-ed cases in the South Bronx, known as the Committee on Special Education 1, routinely discriminates against Success Academy scholars and disproportionately deprives them of their right to an appropriate education. Liz Vandlik, a Success Academy principal, described how she wants CSE 1 to do its part to help this South Bronx community.
New York Daily News / By Gregory McGinity
Originally published: 7.26.2018
Replicating excellence is already the model of high-performing public charter networks like KIPP New York and Success Academies. They start with a couple of schools, deliver excellent results, and then build more of them. The results are unprecedented, particularly for the students who are low-income and students of color.
New York Post / By Post Editorial Board
Originally published: 7.21.2018
Mayor de Blasio hates the Success Academy charter schools so much that his minions are even taking it out on Success kids who need special education.
The ugly facts are laid out in a new suit the network just filed on behalf of six parents whose children were unfairly denied the extra help they’re legally entitled to.
New York Daily News / By Daily News Editorial Board
Originally published: 7.16.2018
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says “charter schools are public schools” and pledges to treat the independently run, publicly funded institutions fairly. Words are nice, but he’s failing his first big pragmatic test.
A NYC Teacher’s Plea: Hope and Stability Turn a School Into a Community. Please, Mr. Mayor, Let Our Charter Middle School Open
The 74 / By India Knight
Originally published: 7.15.2018
Two days before signing a lease on a new apartment in Brooklyn, I heard that the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was blocking the opening of Success Academy Lafayette Middle School. I had been planning to move from my home in Harlem to Brooklyn to teach English at this school.