The Charter Center is committed to a sector built upon accountability and results for kids. Accordingly, we have conducted an analysis of New York City charter school state test scores that will allow the public to better understand the performance of individual schools and the sector overall. It is our hope that this report spurs conversations, further investigation and best practice sharing.
The Academic Intervention Teacher Checklist is a template for a form used to document interventions to aid a student struggling in academic classes before an Initial Referral is made to the Committee on Special Education.
The Academic Intervention Service Plan is a template for a form used to record a student's demographic data, presenting concerns, classroom interventions, recommended services, and progress review.
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.
The Regulations of the Commissioner are available online. Part 200 is the law regulating special education in New York State.
The Standard Operating Procedures Manual is a how-to guide explaining the entire special education referral, evaluation, and placement process in New York City.
This one-page overview of New York City charter school enrollment lotteries answers frequently asked questions, including: How do the the lotteries work? Are they fair? Is anyone given special preference? And are charter school applicants representative of NYC students?
A presentation from the New York City Charter School Center's Start Right Program on student recruitment and the lottery. Also included as separate documents are templates for Project Planning, Event Planning and Documentation as well as resources for recruiting Special Populations such as ELL and special education students.
Effective September 1, 2016, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced that schools are subject to new immunization requirements. Charter schools are required to comply with these requirements and should refer to the DOH’s new 2017-18 guide on required immunizations (https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf).
The Charter Center’s Vendor List is one of the many ways in which we help schools share resources with one another. Last year alone, there were 11,000 hits on over 300 businesses recommended by NY charter schools. We’d like to remind you that all vendors on the list have not only worked with a charter school, but have also received a written recommendation from one or more charters.
This October 2010 memo from Roberto Reyes, State Title I Director, clarifies the assignment of Community School District (CSD) preferences for homeless students in charter school admissions lotteries.
This informational brochure, published in October 2010, details 10 quick facts that everyone should know about New York City charter schools. It is a helpful resource for schools to utilize during recruitment as well as for news organizations and the general public who want to know more about charter schools in the city.