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.
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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.
Education Next (EdNext) released the 2018 EdNext Poll, finding an upswing in support for charter schools, with support climbing by five percentage points to 44 percent.
This report looks at trends in unionized charter schools across the country.
Charter schools are finding innovative solutions to state teacher pension plan concerns that could be applied to the broader teacher labor market.
The Center for Reinventing Public Education’s (CRPE) new report underscores the need for increased district-charter collaboration.
Annual Enrollment Share Report Finds Charter School Enrollment Has Tripled Since Report First Issued
Since our annual enrollment report's first release in 2006, national charter school enrollment has tripled.
Over the past 12 years, public charter school enrollment has tripled in response to the growing demands for high-quality public school options.