Resources & Research

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National Charter School Study 2013

This June 2013 report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University provides analyses of charter school performance in 25 states and the District of Columbia and New York City, and provides comparisons with traditional public school performance.

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Shuttered Public Schools: The Struggle to Bring Old Buildings New Life

This 2013 report from the PEW Charitable Trusts focuses on the use of closed public school district buildings in 12 cities. The report notes that charter schools have occupied 42 percent of the surplus buildings in the cities since 2005 and that more than 300 unused sites remain.

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Making Room for New Public Schools: How Innovative School Districts are Learning to Share Public Education Facilities with Charter Schools

Through a combination of policy analysis and interviews with key stakeholders, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools produced this April 2011 report on charter schools that were able to secure vacant public school facilities from their local districts. The report concludes with a series of best practices recommendations based on the profiles.

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Considering School Turnarounds: Market Research and Analysis

This 2007 NewSchools Venture Fund report provides a market analysis of the environment for school restructuring by charter management organizations in six target urban areas, as well as an overview of challenges and opportunities presented by schools in restructuring.