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The Color of Success: Black Student Achievement in Public Charter Schools

Gerard Robinson and Edwin Chang

As educators across the country work to improve educational opportunities and results for Black students, they have an emerging tool at their disposal: public charter schools. In numerous communities throughout the nation, these innovative, tuition-free public schools which provide administrative flexibility to a school’s staff and a rich learning environment with high expectations for its students are making notable strides in advancing Black student achievement.