Hopes, Fears, and Reality

Join Robin Lake as she and a team of experts discuss emerging trends in the charter school community.

Hopes, Fears, & Reality is an annual report, published by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, that provides a balanced look at American charter schools. This year's edition focuses on growth and innovation and pushes charter leaders to consider whether they are fully using their flexibility and autonomy on behalf of their students.

 

 

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Author: Michael B. Horn on April 30, 2013

To read more from the author on this topic, download the chapter from the report: Chapter 3: Innovating at Last? The Rise of Blended Learning in Charter Schools

When charter schools were created in the 1990s, they were intended to spur innovation in America’s K–12 school system. Charters, it was thought, would look radically

Author: Jeffrey R. Henig on April 30, 2013

To read more from the author on this topic, download the chapter from the report: Chapter 1: Charter Inroads in Affluent Communities: Hype or Turning Point?

Twenty years ago, in the early days of the charter school movement, the hot controversy was “creaming.” Critics worried that charters would target more advantaged suburban

Author: Robin Lake on April 30, 2013

To read more from the author on this topic, download the chapter from the report: Overview: Will the Charter Movement Rest on Its Laurels or Innovate and Expand?

The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) has been producing Hopes, Fears, & Reality since 2005, after a set of major studies showed conflicting results about

Author: Marguerite Roza on April 30, 2013

To read more from the author on this topic, download the chapter from the report: Chapter 4: Innovating Toward Sustainability: How Computer Labs Can Enable New Staffing Structures and New Savings

By now, most people in the education world have come to terms with the notion that resources are likely to be highly constrained in the years ahead