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Key Findings from CREDO’s CMO Study

September 26, 2017 | by National Alliance |

This summer, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) released their latest report on charter school networks and management organizations. CREDO’s study utilizes student-level data from 25 states and Washington D.C. to determine the average rate of math and reading growth for 240 Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) and 54 Vendor Operated School Networks (VOS Networks) between...

Recruiting High-Performing CMOs to Your State for Stronger Results and Greater Impact

April 08, 2016 | by Kristoffer Haines |

When I first started my career with the KIPP Foundation, in 2003, charter schools were few and far between, and CMOs were a nascent concept. As we sought new communities to serve, there was little on-the-ground fanfare, and virtually no policymaker involvement in the process, aside from passing the original legislation that allowed charters to operate. 


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