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Event Recap: The #PathToPossible

There’s power in the people. In October 2016, NYCAN executive director Derrell Bradford spoke at the “Path to Possible” rally in New York City, organized by partners Families for Excellent Schools. The event brought together 3,000 families and teachers to show support for schools of choice and encourage Mayor Bill de Blasio to lift the cap on charter schools in the city. NYCAN Executive Director Derrell Bradford spoke alongside educators and administrators from Success Academy and KIPP Schools.​ Check out pictures from the event below.

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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

If last year’s session was the equivalent of Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons taking on the lords of the seven kingdoms, this year’s was the province of the Master of Whisperers. Although intrigue and anti-charter sentiment were inescapable, we saw positive change for kids, too:

  • An increase in funding for charter schools,
  • A historic change that makes the 2014 funding arrangement for charter schools permanent,
  • Language that allows charter authorizers to provide more flexible rules around teacher hiring,
  • And a one-year mayoral control extension.