Published Online: May 18, 2010
Published in Print: May 19, 2010, as Charter Schools

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Charter Schools

"Out of the Debate and Into the Schools: Comparing Practices and Strategies in Traditional, Pilot and Charter Schools in Boston

Students in Boston’s charter schools do better academically than their peers in traditional schools because they spend more time in the classroom, according to a new study.

The reportRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader released last week by the Boston Foundation says the roughly 378 extra hours that charter school students spend in school annually allows them to receive significantly more instruction in English and mathematics and more tutoring. The longer school day also gives teachers more time for instructional training, analyzing student-testing data, and devising plans to help students.

Vol. 29, Issue 32, Page 5

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