A council bill and a looming report thrusts ‘backfill’ into charter-school debate
A teacher-turned-lawmaker takes aim at attrition and backfill data of charter and district schools in hopes to bring clarity to persistent debate.
RISE & SHINE
Before last year's budget deal made big changes to the way Mayor de Blasio could deal with charter schools in the years ahead, we explained the debate around student retention.
Teacher John Giambalvo argues that educators shouldn't overlook specific, academic ways to use phones as soon as they are allowed.
Charter schools suspended 11 percent of their students in 2011-12, while just 4.2 percent of district-school students were suspended.