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NYC Charters Outpace District Schools in ELA & Math: State Tests

The proficiency gap continues to grow as charter students of color and students from low-income families outperform district peers.


Neighborhoods Primed for Charter School Growth

The Charter Center has identified four neighborhoods in the Bronx and Queens that would particularly benefit from the immediate growth of high quality charter schools.


2017-18 Enrollment Lottery Estimates Report

Nearly 48,000 NYC students remain on the citywide charter school waitlist.


Lift the Cap on Charter Schools!

Sign the petition to eliminate the arbitrary cap on the number of charters that can open in New York City.


Check Out Our Blog!

The Charter Center’s blog delivers insight on various topics from our staff experts.


The New York City Charter School Center

helps new charter schools get started, supports existing schools and builds community support so that highly effective schools can flourish.

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students on charter school wait lists


of charter school students are economically disadvantaged

  • Search current job listings at New York City charter schools and charter organizations.

  • With an intense focus on developing stronger applications for NYS authorization, our Apply Right program will help your planning team get your school vision off the ground.

  • Discover what goes on inside NYC’s public charter schools. Our videos and pictures introduce you to school leaders and charter parents as well as provide insights on school culture and community engagement.

  • Our Online Resource Library offers exemplars, trainings, guides, templates and more to support best practices within public charter schools.

  • The Charter Center sets the record straight on NYC charter schools. Learn more about charter school achievement, demographics, facilities and more.

  • Opening a school is a complex process. Our programs and supports help guide you through the maze of operations requirements, including human resources, finances, student enrollment and more.


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