Schools improve with charter neighbors | Joanne

New York City charter schools help neighboring district schools improve, according to a new study that’s set to be published in Education Finance and Policy.

“The study finds that being closer to a charter school led to small increases in math and reading scores, boosts in reported student engagement and school safety, and fewer students being held back a grade,” reports Alex Zimmerman in Chalkbeat. Traditional public schools that share a building with a charter did the best.

District administrators may pick up ideas from nearby charters to compete for students, said Sarah Cordes, a…

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