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High-profile charter school advocates implore NYC leaders to acknowledge spike in test scores

Charter school advocates in New York City are hailing tremendous growth on state tests as further proof that city leaders must embrace the charter-school movement. New York City charters, which are publicly funded but privately run, outperformed the city's traditional public schools in both English and math in grades three through eight. "If Mayor de Blasio needed any more evidence that City Hall should change course and embrace New York’s charter schools, he got it this week," Jeremiah Kittredge, CEO of pro-charter school group Families for Excellent Schools, wrote in an op-ed in The New York Post.
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