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New York Networks for School Renewal
$25 million, 2-to-1 matching challenge grant
New York, New York
New York Networks for School Renewal

NYNSR has closed.  For more information, contact the
Annenberg Institute for School Reform.
New York Networks for School Renewal (NYNSR) focused its work on the establishment and support of small learning communities. The combined resources of four sponsoring organizations, New Visions for Public Schools, the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE), the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI), and the New York Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), worked to institutionalize the development of small schools. The results included providing small schools of high quality in low-income communities that previously had few choices, helping to transform the school system to feature more small schools, and influencing the New York City Board of Education decision to create an Office of New and Charter School Development that has adopted the process used by NYNSR to create their schools. NYNSR schools experienced increased student achievement, higher graduation rates, and decreased dropout rates.

NYNSR collaborated with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the New York City Board of Education to increase teacher retention. The New Educators Support Team (NEST) resulted from this concern and focused upon the improvement of new teacher development programs.