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Document Number: 11044

Staying or Going? Comparing Student Attrition Rates at New York Charter Schools with Nearby Traditional Public Schools - One of the major issues in the debate over the expansion of charter schools in New York City has been the question of whether students transfer out of charter schools at higher rates than at traditional public schools. Among the findings of this study: On average, students at charter schools stay at their schools at a higher rate than students at nearby traditional public schools; however, special education students were found to leave charter schools at a much higher rate. Those who stayed in the same school from kindergarten through 3rd grade did better on standardized math and reading tests in 3rd grade than students who switched schools....

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