What We're Doing, What We're Reading - May 24, 2016

Here's the latest charter news we've been keeping up on.

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This past weekend, a group of students from Bridgeport’s Great Oaks Charter School took a few hours out of their Saturday to learn a bit about sustainable farming.

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Students from the Interdistrict School for Arts and Communications in New London recently performed their end of year 8th grade play, a rendition of Charles M. Schultz’s Peanuts: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Broadway Musical.

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The New York Twenty series rolls on tomorrow. We are down to our last five parents. Make sure you catch up on all of the amazing stories we have shared so far!

New York News

Mayoral control in New York City and teacher evaluations are still on the table as the legislative session winds down.

From the New York Post: ‘The city is turning a blind eye to children with special needs’

The Post published an editorial following that story, saying Mayor de Blasio's "roadblocks for charter schools when it comes to finding them space" is a big reason that mayoral control of schools should not be renewed.

Dental students from the University at Buffalo took to the classroom to work with kids from Health Sciences Charter School.

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What does it mean to be an Elmwood Village Charter School student? The Buffalo charter school's students will tell you!

Bria James, an Amani Public Charter School student, is in the National Spelling Bee! The preliminaries are on ESPN 3 tomorrow, and the finals will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN 2 on the 26th. You can show your support for Bria on social media with the hashtag #speller285!

Connecticut News

Hartford's first charter high school is about to have its first graduating class. NBC Connecticut ran a great story on Achievement First Hartford's seniors.

Students from Amistad Academy and Common Ground helped clean up New Haven's Dwight neighborhood.

The state's high school graduation rate has grown significantly over the last five years, reaching a record high last year.

The Bridgeport school board is looking for a new superintendent.

According to a new survey, many Connecticut students are being bullied.

Joe was the Deputy Communications Director for New York for the Northeast Charter Schools Network.
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What We're Doing, What We're Reading - May 24, 2016
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