• FES Launches Charters Work
    We are excited to announce Charters Work, a campaign to unite New Yorkers in support of public charter schools. Charter schools empower parents and give thousands of students from all backgrounds a chance at a brighter future. 

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Charter School Parents Urge Elected Officials to Drop Lawsuit

A group of charter school parents braved the severe cold on Tuesday to urge local politicians to take their opposition to charter schools elsewhere, and drop a legal challenge to dozens of schools

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Battle Over Charters Begins With Fight Over Lawsuits

Families for Excellent Schools (F.E.S.), a charter advocacy group, rallied parents Tuesday to ask the United Federation of Teachers and elected officials to drop two lawsuits that would reverse the

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