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REPORTS, BLOG POSTS AND MORE

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 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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Type: Download
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.
Type: Blog Post
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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