In Memoriam

Last week, one of the founders of the New York City Charter School Center, Carol Reich, passed away.  You can read the outline of Carol’s life and contributions in the New York Times’ obituary. And, if you want to know more, and wonder how the charter movement got started in New…

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Charters Close the Achievement Gap: NYC Charters Continue to Lead

View Interactive Charts   Download Test Scores   On Wednesday, the New York State Education Department released results for the 2017-18 grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments. As in 2015-16, when the state implemented new testing procedures that differed from past years’ Common Core assessments, these results are not…

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What Does Inclusion Look Like?

By Melissa Katz, Director, English Learner Supports The NYC Special Education Collaborative’s mission is to empower schools to develop inclusive education environments. This is an ambitious undertaking given that inclusion is not a teaching strategy, but rather a mindset. In the most basic language, inclusion means any student, regardless of…

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Charters Widen the Gap: NYC Charters Continue to Lead

View Interactive Charts   Download Test Scores   On Tuesday, the New York State Education Department released results for the 2016-17 grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments. Unlike 2015-16, when the state implemented new testing procedures that differed from past years’ Common Core assessments, the 2016-17 results are directly…

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