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Beyond the Test Scores at the Harlem Children’s Zone

When the Harlem Children’s Zone opened a charter school in a housing project, it set out to raise test scores. While grades haven’t improved dramatically, the school has helped to create a community and is slowly changing the culture of the neighborhood.

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KIPP charter network centralizes curriculum across 11 schools

At the Knowledge is Power Program charter school board meeting on March 30, the board continued to centralize the approach to governance and academics across all 11 of the network’s New York City charter schools. Specifically, new superintendent James Manly presented members with a plan to more closely align curricula at the 11 schools in […]

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Democracy Prep charter gets good news on test results, private grants to the school

Fifteen Democracy Prep Charter High School board members met for a monthly meeting March 9 to receive financial and academic updates on the school. The corporate-style board meeting lasted an hour and took place at the school, located at 222 West 134th Street in Central Harlem. The board addressed the students’ test scores, attendance rate, […]

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Success Academy drops English language learners preference in admissions

Eva Moskowitz, network founder and CEO, said the decision runs counter to New York state charter law, which she said encourages the weighted lottery for English language learners.

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Uncommon Schools board aims to retain teachers and raise college graduation rates

On Feb. 6 the Uncommon Schools network’s board of directors examined graduates’ college completion rates and set out to boost teacher retention rates across the network’s schools.

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KIPP board discusses possibility of merging schools’ non profit status

KIPP Board members voted to begin discussing consolidating two of their schools under the same charter umbrella

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