At the city’s International High Schools for English language learners, language is not a separate class. It isn’t an end but a means to learn at these schools. The model is language acquisition driven by project-based learning.
Four new teacher leadership positions were made possible by a federal Teacher Incentive Fund grant that supports a career-ladder initiative now operating in 77 high-needs middle schools across the city.
Charter schools educate fewer high-needs students, yet those that are housed in public school buildings get more capita government school aid. Plus, many charters benefit from hefty amounts of private money.