Policy Principles for Creating New High Quality Schools Under NCLB's Restructuring Requirements

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Without more clarity, districts and states could simply slap the charter label on chronically low performing schools without changing much else including student results. Therefore, there is a need for thoughtful guidance for districts and states who decide to head down this road to ensure that real change and improvement takes place for the students now attending struggling schools. To fill this void, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools offers the following policy principles and recommends that states, districts, and schools take heed of them as they interpret and implement the "reopen option."

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