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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.

January 13, 2010

Two Dozen States Are Still Not 'Charter Friendly,' Says Report

A national charter school group, in a new report, ranks states on how supportive their laws are toward charter schools.

January 06, 2010

Demographics of N.Y.C.'s Charters Under Debate

Experts and critics are trading differing data on whether New York City's charter schools enroll fewer students from poor families.

December 15, 2009

Teacher Turnover Rates in Charter Schools Reconsidered

Charter school teachers are more likely to quit the field than regular public school teachers but the odds of them doing it aren't as high as previously reported.

November 25, 2009

Controversy Envelops Study on Charter Management Organizations

The author of a new report on charter management organizations asked to have his name withdrawn from the final product.

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