A flood of data is re-shaping American public education, nowhere more than in New York City. Yet there are still key topics in NYC education debates where the critical data are not publicly available, or do not exist at all. It's possible for city and state agencies to address these gaps in ways that enrich the public understanding of education, including charter schools, without placing a burden on the schools themselves.
A new white paper from the Charter Center offers four specific ideas:
- Create a clean measure of student mobility
- Report on multiple dimensions of special education
- Report students' progress with and without 'extra credit' for disadvantage
- Track and report graduates' college majors