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Charter Schools in Idaho and Nationwide are More Cost Effective Compared to Traditional Public Schools

The first national study on the cost effectiveness and return on investment charter schools was released today by the University of Arkansas. Their report, The Productivity of Public Charter Schools, finds that charter schools are more cost effective than traditional public schools. This report builds on the Charter School Funding: Inequity Expands report by the University of Arkansas released in more »

Denver Special Ed. Gap Not Driven by ‘Counseling Out,’ Says Study

By Arianna Prothero From Education Week June 20, 2014 Charter schools in Denver have fewer students with learning disabilities than their traditional counterparts, but a new study finds that the gap in enrollment is not fueled by charters turning away students or counseling them out of their schools. The study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education more »

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National Alliance of Charter School Authorizers Releases Yearly Authorizing Report

The National Alliance of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) released their newest report today, The State of Charter School Authorizing, 2013. The report summarizes the results of NACSA’s yearly authorizer survey and analyzes the current authorizing efforts against their standard of 12 essential practices. This year half of all charter school authorizers completed the 93-item survey more »