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IBO: More Special Need Students Leave Charters Than District Schools

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Students who enroll in charter schools for kindergarten are more likely to stay through third grade than students at traditional New York City public schools, according to the Independent Budget Office, with one exception: special education pupils.

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Brooklyn Charter Dials Back Discipline After Outcry

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In our series on charter schools we’ve examined the role of discipline. Critics say charters with strict rules unfairly push out students or fail to communicate with families well. One school in Bedford Stuyvesant lost almost one of five of its students when parents thought its detention and disciplinary rules went too far. It has since toned down its approach.

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'No-Excuses' Charters Grapple with Attrition

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Charter schools have become hugely popular in New York City because of their reputation for high test scores and strict discipline. But it’s a delicate balance. A school that’s too strict risks losing its students. But other families want a “no excuses” environment. We visited two charters that have struggled with how to handle kids who don’t meet their expectations.

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Top 10: Charters with Highest Attrition Rates

Thursday, October 04, 2012

An analysis of the attrition rates for the city's charter schools revealed that charters have lower attrition rates, on average, than district schools. But there were outliers. Here's the Top 10 list of charter schools with unusually high numbers of students leaving the school. There are interesting stories behind these numbers.

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Harlem Schools See High Student Turnover

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

In the past decade, about 150 charter schools have opened in New York City to provide more options for families. Harlem has the highest concentration of charters in the city and the influx has created a buyer’s market, one with a lot of student turnover but maybe higher expectations, too.

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Bloomberg Budget Calls for More Teachers This Fall, Not Less

Thursday, May 03, 2012

After losing roughly 5,300 public school teachers to budget cuts over the last several years and watching class sizes rise, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Thursday that he plans to reverse course by providing money to hire more teachers.

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High Turnover for Charter School Principals, Report Says

Monday, April 30, 2012

A report by charter school advocates found that teacher and principal attrition is a significant hurdle for the sector, which is young but growing quickly. There are currently 136 charter schools in New York City, and from year to year, they are burning through about a third of their teachers.

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