The first half of the presentation covers the NYC Committee on Special Education (CSE), including the structure and function of the CSE, roles and responsibilities of the CSE and the charter school, and best practices for working with the CSE.
Parents are important advocates for their schools. This presentation, intended for pre-authorization planning teams, focuses on effective practices for parent engagement and advocacy strategies. In addition to offering numerous tips and advice, this presentation specifically covers steps needed to include a parent engagement plan on the charter application.
This presentation, intended for pre-authorization planning teams, focuses on effective practices for community engagement and advocacy strategies. In addition to offering numerous tips and advice, this presentation specifically covers steps needed to include a community engagement plan on the charter application.
This document provides information about the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program.
State Education Law Section 917 became effective September 1, 2002 and requires public school administrators to ensure the presence of at least one (1) operable AED at each school, as well as appropriately trained, certified staff volunteers in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) in each school building/annex, etc., who can respond to medical emergencies.
A family handbook provides charter school families with answers to their most common questions and helps to avoid unnecessary calls to the school. This guidebook, created by the New York City Charter School Center, is a brief guide to the purpose, timing, and typical contents of a Family Handbook.
This worksheet, designed to help schools make decisions regarding financial management staffing and software, was commissioned by the New York City Charter School Center and presented in partnership with ERE, LLP & Fiscal Management Associates, LLC.
This assessment matrix aids in the assessment of a Charter School Board's effectiveness. Leadership Roles, Board Composition, Meetings and Committees are graded in three levels: Strong, Satisfactory and Weak.
A “Friends of XYZ Charter School” organization is a separate, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that is created to raise funds, awareness and otherwise support a charter school or the charter school movement. This white paper from the Lawyers Alliance for New York is a guide for any charter school who is thinking of establishing one.
Charter schools can use this set of templates from the New York City Charter School Center to create their own forms. Included are templates for purchase request, expense request, expense reimbursement, and purchase order forms.
Typically evaluative by nature, teacher observation is usually linked to classroom performance. More and more schools, however, are using observation -- teachers observing teachers -- as a form of professional development that improves teaching practices and student performance. In this article, Education World's Michele Israel talks with experts about the benefits of this emerging professional development strategy.