Issue brief from the Education Commission of the States to help policymakers think through what kind of alternative authorizing structures may make sense for their states.
A growing body of research shows that the performance of most charter schools is strong and improving over time with some achieving spectacular results.
The Alliance released a data-rich report that provides timely, valuable information on key elements of the charter movement: growth, academic achievement, accountability, public opinion, and policy. The report also features a dashboard, to be updated annually with indicators of progress.
Commentary on 38 comparative analyses of charter and district performance, including a study-by-study look at central findings and methodological strengths and weaknesses.
This report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute is the first significant study of the organizations that authorize charter schools.