School Choice & Charters Report Roundup

Charter Schools

By The Associated Press — May 18, 2010 1 min read

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 report 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.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 19, 2010 edition of Education Week as Charter Schools

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