The Education Exchange: How The Last Frontier is First in Charter-Student Performance

Alaska’s education commissioner attributes top ranking to a commitment to mission and to shared learning between charter and district leaders

Photo of Deena M. BishopDeena M. Bishop, the Commissioner of Education for the state of Alaska, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Peterson’s latest research, which ranked states by their charter school performance and found that Alaska had the top-performing charter sector in the United States.

The Nation’s Charter Report Card: First-ever state ranking of charter student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress,” co-written with M. Danish Shakeel, is available now.

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