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Charter Schools Celebrate Test Score Gains

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

While all New York City students showed improvement on state tests, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Tuesday set aside special praise for charter schools, which have shown greater improvements in proficiency since 2010. Critics say it is because charters attract higher-performing students, but the chief executive of the New York City Charter School Center said the results are "cause for optimism."

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Charter School Group Reports Steady Demand for Seats

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

An estimated 133,080 applications were submitted for 14,600 available seats in this spring’s random admissions lotteries, according to the New York City Charter School Center. The Charter Center's C.E.O. says that shows city parents still want more public school options.

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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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Why Failing Charters Must Be Closed

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

In an opinion article, the C.E.O. of the New York City Charter School Center says it is reasonable to ask whether disrupting the education of more than 1,000 students makes the closing of charter schools worthwhile. Why should students and parents suffer when adults don’t do their job? That sounds reasonable, he says, but is actually very problematic.

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Charters Don't Have to Pay Rent, for Now

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

A state Supreme Court judge has rejected a request by parents and advocacy organizations for an immediate order to require New York City to charge charter schools rent for the space they occupy inside public school buildings. He did not, however, address the legality of the city's free-rent practice.

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