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Steal This Plan

This month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new School Renewal Program to improve 94 of the city’s most struggling schools. The program includes versions of three practices that are hallmarks of top charter schools, but a comparison of Renewal School plans to charter school practices reveals consistent differences in urgency and intensity. As NYC DOE continues to define, implement and strengthen this high- stakes program, as well as prepare support and turnaround plans for hundreds of other schools, charter schools stand ready to share their work.

Think Pair Share

Think-pair-share is a widely-used strategy that can be successfully implemented in classrooms across all grade levels. This learning strategy promotes structured student interaction and is a great way for teachers to support the features of the Interaction component of the SIOP Model. It can also be an effective way to differentiate instruction by providing students time and structure for thinking about a given topic, enabling them to formulate individual ideas and share these ideas with a peer, and ultimately the entire class/group (Simon, 2014).

New York State Alternative Assessment (NYSAA)

NYSAA is an assessment in which students with severe cognitive disabilities demonstrate their performance toward achieving the NYS P-12 CCLS in ELA, math, science and social studies (depending on the grade level being tested). Student performance is recorded in a datafolio, and includes direct observation and documentation of information such as student work products, photographs, audio and videotapes.

Top 3 ELL Resources

The Charter Center's ELL Specialist, Melissa Katz, has identified the top three ELL resources for schools. These include take away tips for management, keeping your terminology up to date, and websites to use for planning instruction.

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Tengo suerte de que mi hijo vaya a una escuela pública charter. Gracias a la atención extra que le brindan sus maestros se ha colocado a la cabeza de su clase. Nuestra escuela charter le ha abierto las puertas a un futuro muy brillante.

Dígale a su vecino: ¡las charter abren puertas!

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¿Qué son las escuelas charter?

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