More Progress Reports: 2 A’s, 3 B’s, and 2 C’s for Charter High Schools

Today, the NYC Department of Education released its 2010-11 progress reports for high schools. (See our breakdown of the K-8 progress reports.) The reports assign a letter grade to each school, based on student test scores, student progress, attendance, and “learning environment” survey results—all heavily weighted to account for differing…

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Learning from the Learning Environment Surveys

The NYC Department of Education’s Learning Environment Surveys are a rich source of data about New Yorkers’ experiences in their public schools. Upwards of 450,000 parents, 425,000 secondary students, and 55,000 teachers completed the surveys in 2010-11—in district and charter schools. Although survey scores only count for 10 of 115…

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Our Week on Eduwonk

We spent the week guest blogging over at Eduwonk.com, the Ed Reform blog by Bellwether Education Partners' Andrew Rotherham. Here's a round-up of all of the posts from Monday, October 3 to Friday, October 7. Friday, October 7:It's Been RealWhen Bad Charters Stay Open, Parents Deserve a WarningStretching the Clock…

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Help East Harlem Tutorial Program Win $1 Million

It's not every day that you have an opportunity to make a big difference with very little effort expended. This is one of those days. East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP), a gem in the Harlem educational community, is part of Chase's annual million dollar grant contest on Facebook. Voting ends…

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