Charter Schools

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  1. StarrShine2

    StarrShine2 Rookie

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    I have an interview with a charter school on Monday and unfortunately their website doesn't have much info.

    Does anyone have any info on charter schools in general? It is for a charter school on Long Islan.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. OedipaMaas

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    It's hard to generalize about charter schools because there are so many of them and there is such tremendous variation in quality, focus, and outcomes.
     
  4. KinderMissN

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    Is there a general website where you can read school reviews and test scores for NY? For charter schools, I would make sure to do careful research. There are so many good ones, but so many ones that don't perform as well. Go in with many questions!
     
  5. AhoyHoy

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    Like OedipaMaas said, it's difficult to generalize, since they vary greatly. However, I've noticed that most are very data-driven and like to hear how you collect and utilize data to inform your teaching. They also tend to be big on teacher accountability and collaboration. Many also expect/require you to dedicate a lot of time outside of school hours to things like tutoring, advising, and (for high schools) college applications/preparation. So be prepared to talk about what you can provide for the school above and beyond teaching in the classroom (though, I suppose this would apply to interviews with any school - not just charters).
     

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