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Albany, NY – Tackling some of the most frequent charter school misconceptions, the Northeast Charter Schools Network today launched “Myth-Busting Charter Schools," which will profile schools across New York State that are defying common charter misconceptions.
A myth-busting school will be posted on the Northeast Charter Schools Network website and social media channels each week for seven weeks (www.necharters.org/stories).
The first week dispels the myth that charter schools are private; in fact, charter schools are public schools. This week’s post tells readers about South Buffalo Charter School, which has been open since 2000, and has routinely outperformed the district schools. (http://www.necharters.org/myth_busting_charter_schools_south_buffalo_charter_school).
Northeast Charter Schools Network CEO Kyle Rosenkrans said, “We want to set the record straight - these are public schools educating public school children, and they’re doing this with much less funding than traditional district schools. Each week we’ll highlight a school that is doing extraordinary work educating its students. Whether it is showcasing a public charter that caters to special education students, or a charter school serving a higher percentage of ELL students, we will tell the stories of great schools doing tremendous work.”
“Myth-Busting Charter Schools” comes on the heels of the “30 Schools in 30 Days” campaign, which profiled a different charter school in private space each day for 30 weekdays, telling the story of their hard work, unique models, and the challenges that come from being denied state facilities funding.
The association has collected each of these stories into a 37-page booklet and published it online, with photos and contact information for each of the schools profiled. You can read about these schools and their challenges here: http://issuu.com/necharters/docs/necsn_30_schools_in_30_days
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools in the region.