August 18, 2016

Once again the uneasy relationship between the city administration and charter school advocates was on display last week as dueling positions were taken with regards to how to interpret the latest round of state test results.

To observers outside the city and state, our educational politics must look like an endless war between radically different views on how best to educate children. But the truth is that all of us working in e...

August 11, 2016

In 1997 the New York State Performance Consortium was founded to give a handful of district schools an alternative method in which to evaluate its students free from most Regents exams though students are still required to pass the English Regents in order to graduate. Performance Based Assessments (PBATs) are comprehensive, multi-step projects, typically with a minimum of two versions (a draft and a final version) that are comp...

August 11, 2016

I visited Global Community Charter School last November. It was a cool, overcast day, and the school exterior matched the season-- grayish-white and nondescript. You might have walked right by 2350 Fifth Avenue and not realized there were over 300 children inside. But that certainly wasn’t the case upon entering. The halls are lined with artwork—student produced and professional—giving off a vibrancy that can only be matched by...

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