Judge rules NYC can regulate Success Academy charter school pre-K classes

Source: Ben Chapman, New York Daily News, June 14, 2016

The city’s largest charter school operator suffered another loss Tuesday when a judge rejected its stance that prekindergarten classes should be immune from city oversight and regulation. Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz had already canceled classes for about 100 pre-K students for the next school year after state education officials ruled that she must permit the city to monitor her pre-K lessons. Meanwhile, the fiery former city councilwoman took the city to court over the issue, where on Tuesday she lost again. …

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Success Academy cancels pre-k classes after losing power struggle with Mayor de Blasio
Source: Ben Chapman, New York Daily News, June 2, 2016

The city’s largest charter school operator has canceled upcoming prekindergarten classes for about 100 students after losing a battle with the de Blasio administration over funding rules, school officials said Wednesday. Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz would rather cancel the classes set to begin in September at five schools than submit to the city supervision that would accompany public funding for the programs, she said in a statement. … City Education Department spokeswoman Devora Kaye said the students whose classes were canceled would be eligible to apply for pre-K classes offered by other providers. … Moskowitz sought $720,000 from the city to pay for the disputed classes. Her charter school network took in a whopping $34.6 million for the financial year ended June 2013, the most recent year for which the data are available. …