Behind the Headline: Charter-School Head Says City’s Transfer Kids Can’t Keep Up

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Charter-School Head Says City’s Transfer Kids Can’t Keep Up
3/25/15 | New York Daily News

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Backfilling Charter Seats: A Backhanded Way to Kill School Autonomy
2/24/15| Education Next blog

When seats open up in charter schools mid-year, should those spots be filled by students on the waiting list, or should they be allowed to remain empty?

Eva Moskowitz, the head of the city’s largest charter-school network, says her schools don’t accept midyear transfers from regular middle and high schools because those students are often too far behind can’t keep up with the charter school students.

On the Ed Next blog, Mike Petrilli argues for allowing charter schools to make their own decisions about backfilling empty seats mid-year.

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