The prize honors an urban charter school system that has demonstrated the most outstanding overall student performance and improvement....
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
MARCH 26, 2013
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION
2013 - CULTURAL ARTS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION, INC.
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- Success Academy Wins 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools
By email@example.com (Matt Sinclair) - Thursday Jun 15, 2017
- Nothing Succeeds Like Success Academy
Tuesday Jun 13, 2017
Charter schools keep educating poor kids—and drawing resistance from liberal politicians.
- Richard Stephens, Academy of Art president, real estate mogul, dies
By Sam Whiting - Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
Richard Stephens, Academy of Art president, real estate mogul, diesRichard Stephens, an educator and the mastermind behind the Academy of Art University and real estate conglomerate, died June 6 at his winter home in Phoenix.Mr. Stephens had just completed his own education at Stanford in 1951 when his father, also Richard Stephens, appointed him president of what was then called the Academie of Advertising Art, which had one facility, a loft on Kearny Street.Under Mr. Stephens’ leadership, the academy grew from 35 students studying advertising to a peak enrollment of 18,000 students studying photography, illustration, fine art, graphic design, industrial design, fashion, interior architecture and design, animation, motion pictures and television and acting.Rebranded first as the Academy of Art College and later the Academy of Art University, it is a for-profit business and has often drawn complaints that its central business is real estate acquisition.With 40 properties, Mr. Stephens, his daughter, Academy of Art President Elisa Stephens, and various trusts in their names are among the largest landowners in San Francisco, with more than 1 million square feet and an estimated value of well over $100 million.“Any time you have a for-profit educational facility you are going to have controversy,” Brown said.Besides that, you are not interesting unless you are controversial.For years, there were complaints that the Academy of Art violated city zoning restrictions by operating dormitories in buildings zoned for hotel and single-room occupancy, and illegally converting buildings to academic facilities.In 2016, the school was sued by the city, which claimed that at least 33 of the academy’s portfolio of 40 buildings were out of compliance with zoning laws, signage regulations or historic preservation rules.The settlement included $20 million in fines and fees and conversion of two academy buildings for up to 174 units of affordable housing.“My folks never thought of buying anything because the Depression scared the hell out of them,” Mr. Stephens told The Chronicle in a wide-ranging interview 10 years ago at the academy’s Auto Museum.After the war, he studied at Menlo College in Atherton before transferring to Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in 1949 and his master’s in education in 1951.The school was headquartered at 740 Taylor St. in a leased brick building that had once housed the French Consulate and later a Benihana Japanese restaurant.Any building that would be difficult to transform to another commercial use could always be turned into either an art studio or student housing, usually without the proper permits from the city.Mr. Stephens’ educational philosophy has always been that secondary education is no indicator of artistic talent.
- Bringing Unions to Charter Schools: What Will It Mean?
By Martin Levine - Wednesday May 31, 2017
Only one in eight charter schools have a union bargaining agreement with teachers. Union supporters believe representing charter teachers will improve charter education as well the compensation and working conditions of teachers.
- Neighborhood Joint: Staubitz Market in Brooklyn: 100 Years of Sawdust, Steaks and Chops
By ANDREW COTTO - Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
A display contains frozen items, and the shelves are stocked with jars and cans. But there’s just one reason to visit this Boerum Hill business: meat.
- Charter promised more broadband but didn’t deliver, now must pay fine
By Jon Brodkin - Thursday Jun 22, 2017
21,000 NY customers did not get broadband on schedule, despite merger promise.