CHARTER CENTER PUBLICATIONS
New York State entered the 2013-14 school year—the second year of the Common Core era—with a pointed awareness of the challenges revealed by the 2012-13 test scores. The good news is that test scores released yesterday show progress across the board toward the goal of college and career readiness for all students in both Math and ELA.
No Velvet Ropes: How NYC Charter Schools Make Opportunity Accessible examines ease of access to NYC’s public schools across New York City - and finds that charter schools provide one of the most accessible and high-quality public school options for parents, especially in the city’s highest-need neighborhoods. Debunking the allegation that charters are “elite” while traditional public schools “take all comers,” the research shows that traditional public schools are oftentimes far more difficult to gain access to than public charter schools.
The Charter Center has created a series of fact sheets highlighting important topics in the charter sector. Find more information on co-location, students with special learning needs and more.