Amber Charter School Launches Education and Parenting Column in El Diario La Prensa

Amber Charter School is launching a column on education and parenting in El Diario La Prensa (see story in the paper today concerning the new column: http://www.impre.com/eldiariony/vida-estilo/educacion/2011/11/7/no-se-pierda-a-la-maestra-del--281088-1.html. The new weekly column will be written by Dr. Vashti Acosta, Principal of Amber Charter School, starting as of November 14 discussing a…

Continue Reading Amber Charter School Launches Education and Parenting Column in El Diario La Prensa

Clearing Up Confusion On Charter School Accountability

When the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) released its “struggling schools” list last week, it included six charter schools alongside over 40 district schools. Clearly, NYC DOE wants to signal that accountability is for all schools, including charters. (I can’t help but think how far we’ve come…

Continue Reading Clearing Up Confusion On Charter School Accountability

New analysis: Did charter co-locations cause school overcrowding?

As many NYC public schools adapt to life in full or overcrowded school buildings, charter school co-locations have been targeted for blame. To get beyond warring anecdotes, we took a look at the DOE's latest "Blue Book" data on building utilization across the city. We found some surprising facts: Judging…

Continue Reading New analysis: Did charter co-locations cause school overcrowding?