Charter Schools

“If you don’t provide results for kids…then you don’t get your school renewed.”

A "venture bureaucrat" tells how she tripled the number of charter schools in New York—while also holding failing schools accountable.
Stig Leschly

How to Make College More Affordable? Try the Charter School Model

“If the accreditation barriers to the formation of new colleges can be lowered, human and philanthropic capital will mobilize.”
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Can We Revive Standards-Based Reform?

Statewide curriculum sounds seductive, but charters, vouchers are more promising.
Students exit school through the front entrance after classes at the Boston Collegiate Charter Middle & High School campus

Backfilling Charter School Seats Didn’t Hurt Test Scores, New Boston Study Finds

“Strong evidence that high-performing charter schools can continue to benefit their current students even as they incorporate new students into vacant seats”
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Could Great Hearts Academy Change the Face of Private Education?

Great Hearts is the largest operator of classical charter schools in the U.S., with 33 schools serving 22,000 students in Arizona and Texas.
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Rees Responds to Hess on Charter Strategy

“It makes no sense for people on the right to abandon independently run public charter schools.”
2020 U.S. Electoral Map

A Big Choice for Charter Schooling

Red-state strategy or blue-state strategy?

After Denver School Board Election, Union-Backed Candidates Emerge With 7-0 Control

Charters, unified enrollment system, innovation zones all will face threats

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