Study Finds Buffalo Remains in Top-25 for Charter School Enrollment Share

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For Immediate Release: Dec. 10, 2013
Contact: CJ Macklin, 518-390-5592, cjmacklin@necharters.org

Study Finds Buffalo Remains in Top-25 for Charter School Enrollment Share

“Buffalo’s charters continue to provide an important alternative to the city’s struggling district schools.”

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo kept its spot in the top-25 of all U.S. cities in charter school enrollment share, according to a new report issued today. The report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools said 17 percent of Buffalo public school children attend one of the city’s public charter schools — nearly one-in-five of all public school students — placing the city at 18th in the country. The report, “A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities,” is based on 2012-13 school year figures."

Bill Phillips, president of the Northeast Charter Schools Network, issued the following statement in response to the report:

“New York needs both quality and quantity when it comes to charter schools. Buffalo’s charters continue to provide an important alternative to the city’s struggling district schools. By giving teachers the freedom to innovate and try new ways to improve student achievement, we’ve seen that charter schools can literally change lives. As we look for new ways to turn around perennially-struggling schools in the city, we are reminded that charters must play an important role in any solution.”

About the Northeast Charter Schools Network
The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 200 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high-quality charter schools in the region so that all students can receive a great public education.

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