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February 16, 2017
‘It’s not a solution’: How a Harlem co-location proposal is highlighting disparities between two schools
Parents blasted a co-location proposal and accused the department of letting P.S. 36 languish until its space became needed by a wealthier, whiter school community.
June 29, 2016
Years after co-location controversy, two principals say sharing space has made both schools better
Although some objected to Success Academy's co-location, as school leaders, we felt it was our responsibility to make the best of sharing our space.
clashes in the space wars
September 21, 2015
Charter leaders continue to battle de Blasio over space in public school buildings
At the heart of their criticism is the battle for limited space in city-owned buildings, which the de Blasio administration has been reluctant to offer to charters.
August 28, 2015
What makes a charter school co-location work? Two Bronx buildings offer answers
School leaders who respect each other; facilities large enough to require compromises, but not impossible ones; and time to grow accustomed to each other are key, educators said.
on the money
July 23, 2015
IBO: Funding gap between district schools, co-located charters has closed
The numbers are the first comparisons of district and charter-school funding since 2011, when the IBO’s calculations found that co-located charter schools received nearly $650 more per student.
raise your hand
June 26, 2015
Raise Your Hand: Where are co-located schools working well together?
Help report Chalkbeat’s first Raise Your Hand investigation, and help us determine what stories we pursue next.
June 2, 2015
As Nashville charter school conversion begins, administrators must overcome confusion
After a rocky start, co-principals at Nashville's Neely's Bend Middle Prep School are working together to make the transition to a charter school a success.
avoiding the space wars
March 6, 2015
After pushback, Bronx charter replaced with D75 school in co-location plan
The earlier P.S. 277 co-location plan never sat well with parents and staff, who testified in January that it would mean giving up a valuable technology room.
March 3, 2015
As enrollment climbs, city struggles to keep overcrowding from growing, too
Forty-four percent of the city's school buildings are overcrowded, according to city officials, a figure up from 36 percent in the 2011-12 school year.
February 26, 2015
Three delayed co-locations approved after Fariña reins in concerns
The plans were approved only after a debate about how to make sure they wouldn't impede the city’s efforts to turn around other struggling schools.
January 30, 2015
Four co-location votes delayed as Fariña cites need for more input
During what was perhaps the most contentious Panel for Educational Policy meeting of her tenure, Chancellor Carmen Fariña asked the advisory board to delay its votes on co-location plans for four charter schools.
January 27, 2015
Tensions still simmering around two co-locations set for vote
The concerns and occasional hostility voiced at the hearings offer a reminder of the discord that can come from the city's policy of co-locating schools, even as the de Blasio administration has committed to reducing those tensions.
January 9, 2015
After Success Academy nixes plan for LES school, parents add to opposition at makeshift hearing
After the city abruptly canceled a hearing Wednesday night, District 1 parents hosted one on their own, focused on their opposition to the possibility of Success Academy opening a school in the area in the future.
October 10, 2014
Co-located 'Learning Partners' forge bonds as they swap ideas
Three of the seven schools in the Bronx's John F. Kennedy High School campus are building a community as they trade ideas through the Learning Partners program.
September 8, 2014
As city revamps space-sharing rules, Fariña finds two principals embracing co-location
Chancellor Carmen Fariña met with the principals of two co-located middle schools on Staten Island who are sharing facilities, faculty members, and advice.
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