No exact definition of what constitutes a “school” exists. This lack of standardization can be problematic when accounting for schools in data systems and maintaining consistent data across time because federal and state educational agencies use different definitions for schools.
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Manager of Data and Research Adam Gerstenfeld provides a few takeaways related to charter schools and parents from EdChoice's seventh annual report on public opinion of schooling.
The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics creates unique identification numbers (NCES IDs) for every school in order to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive account of schools in the nation.
New Report Finds Public Charter Schools Outperforming Traditional Public Schools in Teacher Diversity
Black students in public charter schools are about 50 percent more likely to have a Black teacher than their traditional public-school counterparts
Taken together, it is easy to say that, on average, charter schools are doing what they set out to do—improving educational opportunities for students.
The National Alliance's Nathan Barrett, Ph.D., explains why research designs for studies looking into charter school student outcomes look a little different than studies that look squarely at district school students or all public school students.
A recent study released by researchers at the University of Arkansas, A Good Investment: The Updated Productivity of Public Charter Schools in Eight U.S. Cities, provides key insights into cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment comparisons across public charter and traditional public schools.
The authorization process is a fundamental component of creating and maintaining a strong charter school sector, but without careful examination of the charter school pipeline we miss a tremendous amount of information about the opportunities we are providing for our students.
Over the past ten years, enrollment in charter schools has increased by nearly 2 million students—and the number of school districts with a significant charter school presence continues to grow, too.
President & CEO Nina Rees released a statement on a University of Arkansas report, Charter School Funding: (More) Inequity in the City, which finds that public charter schools in 14 cities received, on average, 27 percent less total revenue than traditional public schools.