Charter Schools

US Charter Schools

The Center for Education Reform

Texas Education Agency
Division of Charter School Administration

Oakland, CA

CREDO National Charter School Study

Information & News Articles Related to Charter Schools, Vouchers, and Parent Choice

The fate of Ross Global Academy shows that charter schools are suddenly susceptible to the rules of political gravity.

Robert Kolker Published Dec 10, 2010 New York Magazine

Nine Cities Commit to New Partnerships Between Local School Districts and Public Charter Schools
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation December 7, 2010

Waiting for Superman Point by Point

What ‘Superman’ got wrong, point by point

Rick Ayers Schools Matter blog

Are charter schools really innovative?
Valerie Strauss September 22, 2010 The Washington Post

Another magic bullet misses the target... New study — paid for by the U.S. Department of Education! — shows that charter schools churn teachers and make claims that are untrue
John Kugler - August 23, 2010 Substance News

Charter schools see higher teacher turnover across the nation
Anna Phillips JULY 8, 2010 Gotham Schools

Teacher Turnover in Charter Schools
David A. Stuit Thomas M. Smith Vanderbilt University
National Center on School Choice

Charter Schools Battle High Teacher Turnover
Brian Thevenot January 27, 2010 The Texas Tribune

BASIS Schools names Craig R. Barrett President & Chairman of the Board
July 1st, 2010 Jay P. Greene's Blog

National Charter Schools Conference
Remarks by Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee June 29, 2010

New York Charter Schools Lag in Enrolling Hispanics
JENNIFER MEDINA and ROBERT GEBELOFF June 14, 2010 The New York Times

Frederick Classical Charter School
Charter School 101 (Trivium) pdf
Charter School 102 (Pedagogy and Myths) powerpoint
Reading Night (SBRR) powerpoint

Charter Schools’ New Cheerleaders: Financiers
May 10, 2010 The New York Times

Juan Gonzalez: Big Banks Making a Bundle On New Construction as Schools Bear the Cost

Democracy Now May 7, 2010 video

Willingham: Stanford charter school and 'confirmation bias'
Valerie Strauss | April 26, 2010 The Washington Post

No Child Left Behind
New evidence that charter schools help even kids in other schools. NOVEMBER 4, 2009 The Wall Street Journal

Building Academic Success in Schools
By Olga V. Block Reason Foundation

The Private School Advantage
Beverly K. Eakman 08 October 2009

Let's Fund Students, Not Systems
Adam Dynes 07/27/2009 Utah

Chavez School Turmoil Highlights Charter Issues
Dakarai I. Aarons September 30, 2009 Education Week

New York City Charter School Has Big Dreams for Small Cash Flow
Equity Project Charter School Counting on Smaller Staff With Higher

Expanding the Charter Option
ANNE MARIE CHAKER AUGUST 13, 2009 The Wall Street Journal

Avon's Stone Creek Charter excels in math
School scores better than state average in math
Daily staff report August 7, 2009 Vail Daily

L.A. Group In Talks to Run D.C. High School
Nonprofit Manages 18 Charters, Took Over Calif. Campus
Bill Turque Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, July 2, 2009

Blackboard Pulpit
Encouraging the spread of charter schools
Monday, June 22, 2009 The Washington Post

Which States Have What It Takes to Win
Ranking and Scorecard 2009 The Center for Education Reform

Race to the Top for Charter Schools
A new analysis of laws shows which states have what it takes to win.
June 15, 2009 The Center for Education Reform

California charter schools stronger in reading than math
A Stanford University study of charter schools in 15 states and the District of Columbia found, nationally, only 17% of charter schools do better academically than their public counterparts.
By Mitchell Landsberg June 15, 2009

How much freedom do charter schools deserve?
Are charter schools given too much latitude in teaching ideology to their students?
Lisa Snell and Ralph E. Shaffer debate.
June 10, 2009

States Open to Charters Start Fast in 'Race to Top'
Education Secretary Seeking Autonomy with Real Accountability for School Innovators
June 8, 2009

Achieving Excellence at Scale: State Support for High-Performing Charter School Expansion
April 15, 2009 National Governors Association

The Union War on Charter Schools
As New York shows, they want to kill any education choice.
AY P. GREENE APRIL 16, 200 The Wall Street Journal

Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

San Francisco Bay Area
KIPP Schools

A Study of Early Implementation and Achievement

Center for Education Policy
SRI International

Publications of Interest - Mathematically Sound Foundations

Bay Area KIPP Schools
A Study of Early Implementation
First Year Report 2004–05

March 2006

SRI International

Charter Schools
September 10, 2004 EPE Research Center


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2. The staff of AIPCS does not preach or subscribe to the demagoguery of tolerance.
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