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The New York City Charter School Center

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The New York City Charter School Center

The New York City Charter School Center is an independent, not-for-profit organization formed in 2004 to assist charter schools get started, support existing schools, build community support, and train educators to lead effective and successful public charter schools.

Foundational facts about Charter Schools in New York City:

  • Charter schools are public schools
  • Charter school try out new ideas
  • Charter school students are diverse
  • Charter schools target special populations
  • Charter schools are closing the achievement gap
  • Charter schools empower teachers
  • Charter schools receive less funding than other public schools
  • Charter schools are accountable
  • Charter schools are in demand
  • Charter schools have overwhelming public support

The Center maintains a web site, which anyone considering a charter school in New York City should consult. It serves as a resource to educators, parents, students and the general public.



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