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Nora Kern

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Graduating from a Charter School Can Boost Students’ Future Earnings

A report published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management presents the first large-scale study on charter schools’ effects on future earnings. The study shows that charter school graduates earn more income as adults than students who attended district-run public high schools.

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New Report Shows Trends in Charter School Authorizing

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) released its annual State of Charter Authorizing (SOCA) report. This year’s release features an interactive website with historical data about authorizing trends, such as charter school approval and closure rates, authorizer growth rates and portfolios, and the makeup of authorizer staffing.

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New Report Provides Insights into Special Education Services in Charter Schools

Recently the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) released a report, Key Trends in Special Education in Charter Schools: A Secondary Analysis of the Civil Rights Data Collection 2011–2012, which compares crucial aspects of special education services in charter and district-run public schools. This analysis provides much needed information on the provision of special education services in the growing charter school field, and the findings reverse many misconceptions about students with disabilities enrolled in charter schools.

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Kansas City, Missouri Charter School Enrollment Doubled Over Past Decade

Last week, we released the 10th annual student enrollment share report, A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities, which identifies communities with the highest enrollment share and largest number of students attending charter public schools.

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Washington D.C. Charter School Growth Helps Improve Public School System

Last week, we released the 10th annual student enrollment share report, A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities, which identifies communities with the highest enrollment share and largest number of students attending charter public schools.

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Six School Districts Have Reached at Least 40 Percent Enrollment Share

Last week, we released the 10th annual student enrollment share report, A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities, which identifies communities with the highest enrollment share and largest number of students attending charter public schools.

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New Orleans Remains Number One in Enrollment Share for Charter Schools

This week, we released the 10th annual student enrollment share report, A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities, which identifies communities with the highest enrollment share and largest number of students attending charter public schools.

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Charter school growth: What changed in the last 10 years?

This week, we released the 10th annual student enrollment share report, A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities, which identifies communities with the highest enrollment share and largest number of students attending charter public schools.

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New Report Calls for Even More Innovation in Charter School Movement

The Mind Trust and Public Impact released a report this week, Raising the Bar: Why Public Charter Schools Must Become Even More Innovative, that calls for more innovation within U.S. charter schools. Given the academic success that charter schools have produced—especially for traditionally underserved urban students and students of color—and the number of families on wait lists to attend a public charter school, the report urges  charter schools to make a dramatic response to the need for high-quality educational options.

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CSP in Action:  DeLaSalle Education Center

The federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) supports the creation of new schools and the replication of charter schools that are producing results. In this series, we take a closer look at charter schools across the nation that were able to open their doors and serve unique community needs due to CSP grants.

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Posted in Successes