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Distributing Individualized State Test Score Information to Parents

Charter school parents do not have access to the DOE parent NYC Schools Account to view their child’s standardized test score results. The responsibility of communicating these standardized test score results, such as those from the state grades 3-8 ELA and Math exam, lies solely with the charter school. Most charter schools send out a letter to parents following exam administration with test score information.

Immunization Exemption Requests

Parents have the right to apply for exemption from immunization requirements for medical reasons or based on religious beliefs. Charter schools need to follow clear protocols to ensure parents’ rights, even as they safeguard the school population. Medical exemptions must be approved by the NYCDOE Department of Health and Immunizations. Religious exemptions are approved at the school or network level; they do not require DOE approval.

The School Climate Challenge

Over the last two decades, there has been a growing appreciation that school climate, the quality and character of school life, fosters — or undermines — children’s development, learning and achievement. Research confirms what teachers and parents have claimed for decades: a safe and supportive school environment, in which students have positive social relationships and are respected, engaged in their work and feel competent, matters.  This white paper from the National School Climate Center studies which methods work and which do not.

Education Plan: Support for Learning

This presentation is part of the Application Development Program commissioned by the New York City Charter School Center.  Created by charter school expert Cynthia Millinger, Education Plan: Support for Learning assists planning teams in developing an outreach program to involve the parents and local community.  Building a program that will pass the selective criteria of the authorizing agencies is a main theme of this presentation.