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NYC CHARTER SCHOOL CENTER CEO JAMES MERRIMAN STATEMENT ON DISMISSAL OF CHARTER SCHOOL CO-LOCATION LAWSUIT
"This ruling is good news for public charter schools that deserve access to space in which to serve their students. We hope that we can now finally move beyond this debate and have serious discussions with all of New York City’s education stakeholders about how to ensure that the city's students have access to high quality schools in every neighborhood."
About the New York City Charter School Center
The New York City Charter School Center is an independent non-profit committed to fostering an environment in which public charters can open and flourish, and, through their innovative approaches, provide models for improving all public schools. The Charter Center helps new charter schools get started, supports existing schools, and engages the charter school community around key issues.
About NYC's Charter Schools
Charter schools are free, independently run public schools that are able to innovate in their classroom structures, curriculum, and teaching methods. In return, they’re held to higher standards of accountability. More than 90 percent of the City’s charter school students are African-American or Latino, and more than 75 percent are from low-income families. There are currently 159 public charter schools serving students in all five boroughs.