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Closing an Albany Charter?

January 16, 2010 am31 11:54 am

The SUNY Board of Trustees yesterday (Fri Jan 15) voted to put off a decision on New Covenant Charter School, in Albany.

Ironically, the meeting was held in Manhattan, where the New York City Department of Education has been working with caprice and malice to swiftly close 20 schools this year.

New Covenant is run by Victory Schools, Inc., a for-profit charter-management organization. Victory fought unionization at its Merrick Charter School in Queens, and still has not agreed to a contract. And just this week teachers at another Victory school, the Bronx’s NYC Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries, indicated that they would join the UFT.

“Threatened school closing” may sound familiar to New York City teachers and students, but the reasons New Covenant is under the gun are not: financial mismanagement.

Story at the Albany Times Union.

Hat tip to Schools Matter.

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