As public schools, New York City charter schools seek to serve and best educate all students, including students whose primary language is not English. Successfully recruiting these English Language Learners (ELLs) depends on much more than the usual outreach and marketing. Charter schools that are successful in recruiting ELL students make a comprehensive commitment to community engagement, student achievement and cultural diversity that is strategically planned and implemented. The following tips are designed to aid in the development of a robust ELL recruitment and education plan
This webinar, conducted by NYC food service expert, Geoffrey Ramsey, and a charter school Director of Operations who has gone through the process of becoming a School Food Authority, was originally presented to new school teams as part of the 2013 Start Right program. It provides an overview of food service options that are available to charter schools as well as the steps for schools to follow to become their own School Food Author
The electronic lottery is a simple and transparent option for conducting your school's annual lottery. This demo video provides you with step-by-step instructions for conducting an electronic lottery as well as many best practices.
Electronic Lottery Demonstration (By Christine Burke, Burke Consults)
- School Calendar
- Student Support
- Student Behavior and Discipline
- English Language Learners
- Family Engagement
- Student Health
The NYCSCA has established this Safety Program & Procedures Manual, herein after called “SCA Safety Manual” in order to guide and direct the management, staff, and contractors working on all NYC school buildings of their obligation to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth within this program thereby promoting a safe work environment for all SCA personnel, school occupants, workers and the general public.
This presentation, originally facilitated at The New York City Charter School Center in 2012, provides a broad overview of requirements and sector-wide best practices for Safety Plan creation and implementation.
This guide, originally presented at The New York City Charter School Center in 2012, will provide an overview of best practices in the admissions and enrollment processes.
The E-Rate program was set up in 1997 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Universal Service Order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Technology—done well or poorly—can make or break your first few weeks. This overview, originally presented at The New York City Charter School Center in 2012, will walk you through assessing your current technology plans and/or creating a new and improved plan.