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.
All New York charter schools are subject to the requirements of New York State's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). FOIL is a New York State law that provides the public an avenue to access certain records of public agencies, and it explicitly applies to charters under the Charter Schools Act of 1998.
A flood of data is re-shaping American public education, nowhere more than in New York City. Yet there are still key topics in NYC education debates where the critical data are not publicly available, or do not exist at all. It's possible for city and state agencies to address these gaps in ways that enrich the public understanding of education, including charter schools, without placing a burden on the schools themselves.
Charter schools are leading the way in effectively educating special education students and English Language Learners in New York City and are making strong progress in recruiting more of these students into their schools.
Proper insurance is important for charter schools from inception to maturity. This FAQ document answers many common questions that charter schools have regarding insurance packages.
Meeting minutes are a formal recording of transactions that happened at a particular time and place. Minutes are a record of what was done at the meeting, not what was said by members.
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.
Out of the 159 New York City charter schools currently enrolling students for 2012-13, 130 (82%) responded to the New York City Charter School Center's survey about their lottery application rates. Based on survey data, the Charter Center estimates that New York City charter schools received a total of 133,000 applications for 14,600 new seats.
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.