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Charter schools welcome all students, including students with special needs and English language learners. Charter schools do not select students based upon their academic background.
On April 1, 2014, New York State lawmakers approved a package of legislation that changed how New York City charter schools are provided with facilities.

Before 2014, charter schools were funded for operational expenses, but not for facilities. In 2014, the law was changed to make facility funding accessible to new and expanding charter schools, leaving existing schools in private space to cover facility costs from operating funds.

Charter schools can innovate because they have more flexibility and autonomy than traditional public schools. At the same time, they remain closely regulated entities that use public resources to serve the public. Charter schools were created by the New York Charter Schools Act of 1998 (since amended), as well as city and state laws and regulations, and federal education law.