Charter School Facts
Charter schools are public schools, and they're open to any student who applies. In exchange for strict accountability to ensure high standards, charter schools are given freedom from many of the regulations that apply to other public schools - allowing for greater flexibility and innovation in the classroom.
Charter schools can offer longer school days and a longer academic year in order to get the most out of the educational calendar. Charter schools also set their own class size and teacher ratios, so teachers can give more one-on-one attention to each student.
Charter schools help to build greater involvement between schools and the communities they serve. As evidenced by our community partners & board of directors, IAL has enlisted the support of a diverse cross-section of Inwood parents, community members and civic leaders.
The bottom-line is that charter schools in NYS have outperformed their community school districts in the percentage of students meeting or exceeding state math & reading standards for elementary and middle school.
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To see more research on NYC Public Charter Schools, please read the Hoxby Study.