Resources & Research

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Authorizing Charters: ‘Helping Mom and Pops in Ohio’

Excerpted from an upcoming book, this Fall 2010 Education Next article describes lessons learned by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation’s half-decade of experience as an authorizer of 10 “mom and pop” charter schools in Ohio.

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A Cautionary Tale: School Turnarounds and Charter Leadership

This chapter in the National Charter School Research Project Center on Reinventing Public Education’s 2009 Hopes, Fears and Realities report offers what it calls “a cautionary tale” based on the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation’s experience with a charter turnaround in Dayton, Ohio, concluding that a “transformative leader who can drive key changes” is a key to successful turnaround efforts.