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Clearing Up Confusion On Charter School Accountability

Monday, November 7, 2011

When the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) released its “struggling schools” list last week, it included six charter schools alongside over 40 district schools. Clearly, NYC DOE wants to signal that accountability is for all schools, including charters. (I can’t help but think how far we’ve come from the time when actual closure was likely only for charters.)

More Progress Reports: 2 A’s, 3 B’s, and 2 C’s for Charter High Schools

Monday, October 24, 2011
Today, the NYC Department of Education released its 2010-11 progress reports for high schools. (See our breakdown of the K-8 progress reports.) The reports assign a letter grade to each school, based on student test scores, student progress, attendance, and “learning environment” survey results are all heavily weighted to account for differing student characteristics.

2011 Test Score Analysis

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Charter Center is committed to a sector built upon accountability and results for kids. Accordingly, we have conducted an analysis of New York City charter school state test scores that will allow the public to better understand the performance of individual schools and the sector overall.

Conversation, Not Litigation

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Over at the StudentsFirst blog today, I offer my take on where things stand after the recent ruling in the co-location lawsuit filed by the UFT and NAACP:

The question is where do we go from here? School leaders and teachers are focusing on opening their doors in a month's time. But the UFT and NAACP have vowed to continue their court battle.

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