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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Searching for Excellence: A Five-City, Cross-State Comparison of Charter School Quality

This March 2013 report from the Public Impact and Thomas B. Fordham Institute offers analysis of the quality of charter schools in five cities: Albany, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; and Indianapolis, Indiana. The report, using data for the 2010-2011 school year, covers comparisons with traditional public schools, the record of performance among charter schools, and issues driving charter school closure and expansion.

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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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Human Capital Inventory and Alignment Worksheet

This resource was developed with funding from the Wallace Foundation to help education leaders better chart their human capital resources so they can be best directed to improve student achievement.
 

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Diagnostic Resource for Developing, Aligning and Sustaining Human and Resource Capital in Districts and Schools

This resource was developed with funding from the Wallace Foundation to help education leaders better align, develop, and sustain their human capital resources to improve student achievement. It is based on their field research.
 

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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.