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Open Line Podcast on Upcoming Brooklyn Charter School Fair

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Discussion about the upcoming first ever Brooklyn Charter School Fair on March 16 and what NYC charter schools are all about, with James Merriman, CEO of the Charter Center; Karen Jones, Principal of Bed-Stuy New Beginnings; and Karina Infante, high school student from Williamsburg Charter High School and Open Line’s hosts Bob Slade, Bob Pickett and James Mtume.

Charters Should Be Free to Innovate, Even in Teacher Evaluation

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Charter Center is on the record in opposition to the State Education Department's (SED) assertion that charter schools are required to submit data about teacher evaluations according to the state's categories, whether or not that makes sense given the charter school's evaluation practices. (GothamSchools covered the disagreement last month.)

New Paper: Four Simple Ways to Improve NYC School Data

Friday, December 21, 2012

A flood of data is re-shaping American public education, nowhere more than in New York City. Yet there are still key topics in NYC education debates where the critical data are not publicly available, or do not exist at all. It's possible for city and state agencies to address these gaps in ways that enrich the public understanding of education, including charter schools, without placing a burden on the schools themselves.

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