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News & Commentary

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Charter Schools Perform when District & Political Backing is Evident

Chicago — Charter school performance varies considerably across the nation, as indicated by today’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data, but the independent public schools outperform traditional schools when political and …

Blogs


Charter School Enrollment on the Rise

Earlier this week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) released its annual market share report (PDF). The report shows that charter school enrollment continues to grow rapidly. From 2010-11 to 2011-12, …


Chicago Public Schools Promises Accountability for Low-Performing Charters

Chicago Public Schools today announced the process and timeline for its upcoming  renewal process on Tuesday, promising that “charter schools that do not meet the terms of their contract will not be …


Ask the Experts: Focus on Special Education Oversight

The 2012 edition of NACSA’s  Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing provides authorizers with new guidance related to the oversight of special education. Specifically, it says quality authorizers: Enlists expertise …


Visualizing Teacher Prep Outcomes

Via Michael Goldstein: The Tennessee teacher prep report card is out.


Welcome to Chartering Quality

Chartering Quality is a blog devoted to improving public education and expanding opportunity through smart authorizing of charter schools–autonomous, accountable, public schools of choice. A project of the National Association of Charter School …