Students in Temporary Housing: Students’ Rights and Schools’ Responsibilities
The McKinney-Vento Act gives important educational rights to students who are homeless, or in unstable or temporary housing. The Charter Center hosted a free workshop, presented by NYS-TEACHS, to help schools understand how to meet these students’ needs and comply with changes in the law resulting from the Every Student…
Parent Engagement Handbook
Parents play a vital role in a child’s life and education. It is important for parents to engage their child and build strong partnerships with his/her educators and schools.
These simple, yet effective tools will aid your school in engaging with your elected officials, local decision-makers, parents and more.
New York State Charter Schools Act of 1998 (as amended)
New York State’s law on charter schools changed in important ways in April 2014 and May 2010. The Charter Center created a black-lined version of the Act that visually emphasizes the new provisions in a more legible format. The Charter Center is committed to helping existing and prospective charter schools…
FUNDING: City Grants for Charter Schools
Each year, the Borough Presidents’ offices and New York City Council members distribute millions of dollars in public funds through discretionary grant programs. Public schools and non-profit organizations use these grants for everything from purchasing new technology and sports equipment to refurbishing playgrounds, science labs and auditoriums. The Charter Center…