Charter Schools

Purdue Polytechnic High School celebrated its first graduating class in June 2021.

Innovation in the Heartland

How Indianapolis’s charter high schools are turning the tide on learning loss
St. Isidore of Seville, as seen in a painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, on display in the Seville Cathedral.

Oklahoma’s Approval of America’s First-Ever Religious Charter School Is Cause for Celebration

Religious pluralism, Free Exercise Clause of First Amendment outweigh concerns of critics
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“High Schools Are Launching Pads, Not Destinations”

GEO network, with schools in Indiana and Louisiana, aims for "K-14 and K-16 results with K-12 dollars"
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How Baton Rouge School Parents Are Like Amazon Customers

"Schools are finding that they have to be responsive to the increasingly high expectations"

“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.”

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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