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Greg Richmond, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), released the following statement regarding the Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) new national study of charter school performance.
CREDO’s study affirms that the charter school sector is moving in the right direction and producing strong gains in performance overall. Most gratifying, they are offering a new path of opportunity for low-income black and Hispanic students, and materially closing the achievement gap.
CREDO’s study also shows what works about the charter model of accountability, and what still needs work. It is clear that strong authorizing is the key lever for improvement. States that have good authorizing generally have good charter schools. Those that need to improve their charter schools generally need to improve their authorizing.
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