NYC charter schools have been shaping students’ lives for 25 years, we celebrate charter school leaders, teachers, students and alumni
“You can’t get ‘one size fits all’ and think that every child is going to be successful. That’s why the charter school movement is so important here in New York City.”
President, Harlem Children’s Zone & Promise Academy Charter Schools
“My school not only prepared me for college; it prepared me for the real world.”
Charter schools prepare students for college and careers. After 20 years in New York City, charter schools have supported student success from kindergarten through high school graduation. Hear how Eyana, Lamont, and Elisa’s charter school experiences played key roles in their developing stories.
For the last 15 years, approximately 80% of the students served in NYC charter schools are economically disadvantaged—higher than the citywide average of district schools (72%).
“We will do anything necessary to make sure a student learns.”
Supporting students and creating community: 25 years of charter schools in NYC
“District-charter collaboration is one of the most uniquely powerful opportunities that I’ve had as an educator.”