Behind the Headline: Urban Charter Schools Often Succeed. Suburban Ones Often Don’t.

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Urban Charter Schools Often Succeed. Suburban Ones Often Don’t.
The Upshot/New York Times | 11/20/15

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Charter Schools: Taking Stock
Education Next blog | 8/27/15

On the Upshot, Susan Dynarski provides a careful review of the evidence on the effectiveness of charter schools. She writes

Charter schools are controversial. But are they good for education?

Rigorous research suggests that the answer is yes for an important, underserved group: low-income, nonwhite students in urban areas. These children tend to do better if enrolled in charter schools instead of traditional public schools.

Chester Finn and Bruno Manno took stock of where the charter movement stands in a short piece for Education Next this summer.

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