Resources & Research

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LEAP Academy University Charter School’s Performance-Based Compensation Program

This case summary from the Center for Educator Compensation Reform focuses on the LEAP Academy University Charter School’s performance-based compensation program. The summary covers the Camden, New Jersey, K–12 school’s history, an overview of how teachers are evaluated and compensated, student achievement, the impact of unionization, and lessons learned. It also provides tables showing raise percentages and performance scoring rubrics.

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Case Study: Teacher Cooperatives


This EducationNext article by Beth Hawkins explores two teacher-led charter schools, the School for Urban Planning and Architecture in Milwaukee and New Country in Minnesota.

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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.