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Read analysis and interact with data visualizations about the New York City charter school sector. If you have a question about these analyses, please contact Monica Wawrzyniak by email.


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Posted: April 29, 2013
Judge Barbara Jaffe of the Supreme Court of the State of New York issued a decision granting the defendants’ Motion to Dismiss in the matter of New York City Parents Union et al. vs. NYC Board of Education et al.
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Posted: May 11, 2013

Based on survey data, the Charter Center estimates that New York City charter schools received an estimated 69,000 applicants for 18,600 seats—creating a citywide charter school “waiting list” of an estimated 50,400.
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Posted: May 22, 2012

Out of the 159 New York City charter schools currently enrolling students for 2012-13, 130 (82%) responded to the New York City Charter School Center's survey about their lottery application rates. Based on survey data, the Charter Center estimates that New York City charter schools received a total of 133,000 applications for 14,600 new seats.

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Posted: April 1, 2013

Study shows that a group of metrics called “weighted regents pass rates" may cause schools with high-achieving students to be penalized for failing to achieve mathematically impossible growth targets.

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Posted: March 25, 2013

Drawing nearly 600 parents, the first-ever Brooklyn Charter School Fair gave parents the opportunity to speak directly with charter school representatives and learn about all of their public school options.

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Posted: December 15, 2011

As many NYC public schools adapt to life in full or overcrowded school buildings, charter school co-locations have been targeted for blame. To get beyond warring anecdotes, we took a look at the DOE's latest "Blue Book" data on building utilization across the city.

Type: Blog Post
Posted: 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.
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Posted: July 17, 2012

The results are out from the 2011-12 state tests for Math and English Language Arts (ELA) in grades 3-8, and New York City charter schools once again have reason to feel proud and hopeful, though by no means content.

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Posted: October 1, 2012

Today, the NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE) released its 2011-12 Progress Reports for public schools serving grades K-8, including charter schools. Overall, charter schools' grades are improved from the previous year. Close to half (46%) of all charter schools received an A grade, compared to 25% of public schools citywide.

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Posted: August 7, 2012

The results are out from the NYC Department of Education's Learning Environment Surveys, a rich source of information on how parents, students, and teachers view their public schools (district and charter). This year's surveys elicited responses from over 476,000 parents, over 62,000 teachers, and over 428,000 students in grades 6-12. (Charter schools' collective responses rates were higher than the city average among all three groups.)


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