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New Report: State of Charter Schools Reveals 15 Percent School Closure Rate

PRESS ADVISORY

December 19, 2011
Contact: Robert Fanger
800-521-2118
Robert@edreform.com


New Report: State of Charter Schools Reveals 15 Percent School Closure Rate

WASHINGTON, DC — Refuting assumptions and statements by opponents and proponents alike about the state of America’s charter schools, The Center for Education Reform will release this Wednesday an unprecedented analysis of and data documenting the high level of accountability that marks the nation’s charter schools. The State of Charter Schools: What We Know – and What We Do Not – About Performance and Accountabilitywill be presented this Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the National Press Club (also streamed live). The report provides the first-ever national analysis regarding the number of charter schools that have closed since 1992, the basis by which authorizers ensure performance-based accountability.A panel of experts will discuss best practices in the District of Columbia and Michigan. The interim president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools will also serve as a discussant.

WHAT: Release of The State of Charter Schools: What We Know – and What We Do Not – About Performance and Accountability
WHEN: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
10:30 am – 11:30 am
WHERE: National Press Club
Murrow Room
529 14th St., NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
WHO: Representing The Center for Education Reform:
Jeanne Allen, president
Alison Consoletti, vice president of research
For the D.C. Public Charter School Board:
Brian W. Jones, chairman
For The Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University:
Mary Kay Shields, interim executive director
For the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools:
Ursula Wright, interim president and CEO

The press conference will be streamed live. Details for accessing the webcast will be available the morning of December 21 at www.edreform.com. For more information please contact Robert Fanger at Robert@edreform.com.