Spotlight on Charter School Research

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On Charter School Research

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The Education Week Spotlight on Charter School Research is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including insights on:

  • Measuring the success and viability of charter schools
  • Charter Management Organizations (CMOs)
  • Fostering collaboration between charter and district schools
  • Building high-quality charter schools
  • Special education enrollment in charter schools
  • Academic performance of charter schools students

A great value! You get seven articles, commentaries and a resource guide in one downloadable PDF.

Mathematica compared results for students who won lotteries to attend charter middle schools with those of their peers who lost out in the random admissions process.
June 29, 2010 – Education Week

Across 22 schools studied, researchers found few signs that schools were 'creaming' the best students or pushing out low achievers.
June 22, 2010 – Education Week

A report tinged with controversy raises questions about whether charter groups can 'scale up' schools as quickly as reformers are hoping.
December 9, 2009 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

An analysis of half of the nation’s charter schools finds 17 percent of students faring better than their public school counterparts and 37 percent faring worse.
June 15, 2009 – Education Week

A conversation with our expert guests on the best practices in creating high-quality new charters, what research says about charter school performance, and why top-notch authorizing is important.
May 25, 2010 – Education Week

With the push for more charter schools, it's time to address the thorny issue of students with special needs, writes Harvard professor Thomas Hehir.
January 27, 2010 – Education Week

John Merrow looks at a promising study of New York City charter schools and wonders how it will influence education’s future.
December 2, 2009 – Education Week

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