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November 23, 2011
Findings from a recently released report by Mathematica Policy Research and the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) point to increased effectiveness of Charter Management Organization (CMOs) schools over district schools. The study was conducted over the last two years. It was composed of surveys of principals and teachers at 292 qualifying CMO schools (40 […] Read more »
October 31, 2011
Digital Learning Now! a national campaign to encourage the creation of high quality online learning programs, releases "Roadmap for Reform", a report aiming to guide Governors, state leaders, school officials, and lawmakers as they adopt policies to transform education for the digital age. Read more »
October 18, 2011
New Orleans’ Algiers Charter School Association CEO, Dr. Andrea Thomas-Reynolds, spent some time with Newswire sharing the road her charter took to high student and teacher success in a post-Katrina environment. Following is a brief re-cap: Newswire: What was the impetus to starting the charter network? Reynolds: It actually emerged from the aftermath of Katrina, […] Read more »
October 13, 2011
A University of Chicago study finds that while graduation rates have had significant growth, racial gaps have widened and many students have academic achievement levels below what is necessary to go to college. Read more »
October 11, 2011
Gene Hickok, former Deputy Secretary of Education, weighs in on President Obama’s plan to grant waivers for NCLB requirements to states that agree to certain education reforms. Read more »
September 25, 2011
“By the time a charter schools student has reached the end of eighth grade, our estimates indicate that he will be scoring about 30 points higher in math than he would have been scoring if he had been lotteried-out and remained in the regular public schools.” That’s just one of the conclusions of the most […] Read more »
September 25, 2011
Yes. In addition to the positive pressure they put on the public school system as a whole, charter schools satisfy and serve their primary constituents (teachers, parents, and students) by providing exciting and viable new education in an inclusive, individual manner. Harvard University Professor and Economist Caroline Hoxby recently released a study called “A Straightforward […] Read more »
September 25, 2011
Skeptics often argue that school choice programs only succeed because they “cream” the best students, those with the most involved parents or the best academics, and leave the hard-to educate behind in the troubled traditional public school system. By measurement of student academic progress, parental involvement, constituent satisfaction and public school reaction to competition, the […] Read more »
September 25, 2011
The CER’s annual survey of the day-to-day operations of charters reveals that charter schools are experiencing stronger parental demand than ever before, with growing waiting lists at 65% of schools. Read more »
September 25, 2011
There are more than 5,400 charter schools serving more than 1.7 million children across the country. (Fall, 2010) Visit the National Charter School Directory for a complete searchable listing and website links. Charters schools are growing at a rapid pace. For the 2010-2011 school year, 465 new charter schools opened in 40 states and the District of […] Read more »