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March 27, 2014

New Research Partnership to Focus on New Orleans Schools

The Education Research Alliance, which is based at Tulane University, will partner with local organizations to study New Orleans's post-Katrina school reforms.

March 17, 2014

Latest CREDO Study Identifies Strengths in Los Angeles Charter Schools

The latest study from Stanford's Center for Research on Education Outcomes suggests that Los Angeles charter schools outperform charter schools in other areas.

March 22, 2012

Teacher Coaching and High Expectations Key to Charter Performance

Recent research has regularly indicated that teacher coaching and high expectations for student behavior are characteristics of the most effective charter schools. In "Learning from Charter School Management Organizations: Strategies for Student Behavior and Teacher Coaching", researchers from the Center for Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica probe into exactly what those teacher coaching and behavior expectations look like.

January 09, 2012

Study Finds Grad, College-Going Results Mixed for Charter Networks

A national study shows that some, but not all, charter-management organizations boost students' chances of graduating from high school and enrolling in college.

November 03, 2011

Study Finds Achievement Mixed at Charters Run by Networks

The study involved 40 charter management organizations with 292 schools in 14 states, all of which were nonprofits that control at least four schools and had at least four schools open in the fall of 2007. It looked at how quickly these organizations are growing, who the schools serve, the resources they use, what influences their growth, and their effects' on student outcomes, among other issues.

April 28, 2011

KIPP Finds One-Third of Its First Students Earned 4-Year Degree

A third of students who graduated from the 8th grade at two of KIPP's middle schools 10 or more years ago earned a four-year college degree, according to a report released by the Knowledge is Power Program, or KIPP, network of charter schools today.

July 26, 2010

Making Sense of the Research on Charter Schools

A Mathematica researcher suggests that some findings on charter schools are starting to converge.

June 25, 2010

Study Uncovers the Downside of Innovation

New findings suggest that math gains are lower in schools where lots of instructional innovation is going on.

April 29, 2010

Study Says Charters Are 'Painting With Mittens'

When it comes to autonomy, a new report says, the typical charter school gets a C+.

February 18, 2010

A Sequel to the Charter School Research Wars

The federal What Works Clearinghouse weighs in on a newsmaking, 16-state study that gave students in traditional schools a learning edge over their charter school counterparts.

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