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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.


REPORTS, BLOG POSTS AND MORE

Type: Blog Post
Posted: January 22, 2014

Back in 2008, when Senator Obama was running against Senator McCain, something unusual happened in the final minutes of their third and very contentious, partisan debate. They agreed on something: charter schools were a good thing. They agreed on this one issue because charter schools when done right (as in NYC) are a good thing.

Type: Blog Post
Posted: January 14, 2014

A new report from the NYC Independent Budget Office found that student attrition rates in charter schools are lower across nearly every student subgroup -- with the one exception, which contradicts previous research, being calculated from a tiny sample.

Type: Blog Post
Posted: November 14, 2013

The NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE) released its 2012-13 Progress Reports for all public and charter schools*. Charter schools continue to earn a higher distribution of A and B grades than district schools; 69% of charter schools scored an A or B grade over 63% for the district.

Type: Blog Post
Posted: October 23, 2013

James Merriman

Type: Blog Post
Posted: October 10, 2013

Michael Regnier

Type: Blog Post
Posted: October 2, 2013

The New York City Council Education Committee held a hearing October 2, to consider three important resolutions, Res. 1263-2012, Res. 1395-2012 and Res. 1906-2012, regarding school utilization.

Type: Blog Post
Posted: October 1, 2013

Michael Regnier

A rigorous new study of charter elementary schools has a startling implication: mainstream general education classrooms at NYC charter schools contain many students who, statistically, would have been assigned to special education had they attended district schools.

Type: Interactive
Posted: August 7, 2013

UPDATE: We posted our in-depth analysis of charter school test scores. View it here.

Type: Download
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.

Type: Blog Post
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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