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Nora Kern

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Graduating from a Charter School Can Boost Students’ Future Earnings

April 14, 2016 | by Nora Kern |

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.

New Report Shows Trends in Charter School Authorizing

February 29, 2016 | by Nora Kern |

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.

New Report Provides Insights into Special Education Services in Charter Schools

November 30, 2015 | by Nora Kern |

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...

Kansas City, Missouri Charter School Enrollment Doubled Over Past Decade

November 19, 2015 | by Nora Kern |

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.

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

November 18, 2015 | by Nora Kern |

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.

Six School Districts Have Reached at Least 40 Percent Enrollment Share

November 17, 2015 | by Nora Kern |

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.

New Orleans Remains Number One in Enrollment Share for Charter Schools

November 12, 2015 | by Nora Kern |

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.

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

November 11, 2015 | by Nora Kern |

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.

New Report Calls for Even More Innovation in Charter School Movement

October 21, 2015 | by Nora Kern |

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...

CSP in Action:  DeLaSalle Education Center

October 09, 2015 | by Nora Kern |

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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