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.
Despite its small size, the NYC charter school sector has sparked the publication of more than a dozen books, including practical guides for educators as well as histories and memoirs.
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What choices are charter schools providing? What are their results? Who are their students? And what is the outlook for charter schools' future? Read the Charter Center's new, data-rich report to find out.
A working paper by Harvard University's Ronald G. Fryer, Jr and Will Dobbie