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How Public and Charter Schools Can Get Along

With the number of public and charter schools increasing in New York City, real estate is limited causing schools to share the same space. New York City principals give advice on how public and charter schools can share space in an effective and cooperative manner.

According to WNYC, the Department of Education and the New York City Charter School Center discussed with a group of principals about sharing space nicely. The principals provided their top four tips including:

Visit each other’s classes. Louis Torres, the principal of P.S. 55 in the Bronx, said he sent his kindergarten teachers to observe the Bronx Success Academy 2 in August, when the charter was open but his own students hadn't started school yet. It was free professional development that gave his teachers good ideas for their own classrooms, especially related to the charter's literacy program.

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