Resources & Research

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School Closures and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Ohio's Urban District and Charter Schools

Closing poor-performing schools is an increasingly prevalent strategy for improving public education. And the promise of school choice is based in part on the notion that the educational market will force poor-performing schools to close. However, policymakers know little about the academic impact of closure on the students it displaces.

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Free to Lead: Autonomy In Highly Successful Charter Schools

This April 2010 issue brief by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools investigates “autonomy in action” through case studies documenting the experience of five high-performing charter schools.

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Case Study: State-Funded Planning Support for Charter School Start-up

The National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance case study profiles Georgia’s state-funded charter school planning grant program, which provides financial assistance to charters during their conceptualization and early planning stages, before the application process begins.