NYC Schools Chief Meets With Charter Leaders

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City’s schools chancellor has met with more than 100 representatives from city charter schools Saturday at the New York City Charter Center.

Charter operators have been apprehensive about Mayor Bill de Blasio, who criticized charters during his campaign and indicated he would cut their funding.

Participants said little policy was discussed at the closed-door meeting.

Michael Duffy, founder of Great Oak charter schools network, said that the meeting was “a great first conversation.”

Department of Education spokeswoman Devora Kaye said the meeting was “part of an ongoing conversation as we work to deliver success for every public school student.”