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March 18, 2019

Who Are the Students Attending Charter Schools With Low Graduation Rates?

More than half of the nearly 1,000 public high schools where fewer than 50 percent of students earn a diploma in four years are charters, according to an Education Week analysis of federal data. Here's a look at the demographics of those schools and how they compare to regular high schools with low grad rates.

March 07, 2019

Why the 'Alternative School' Label Drastically Affects How Grad Rates Look for Charters

In one quarter of charter high schools, fewer than half of students graduate on time, according to a recent analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center. Ed Week also found that there are big variations in the number of alternative schools that states report to the federal government.

November 30, 2018

Can A Private School Receiving Voucher Money Ban a Student Over Dreadlocks?

The ACLU and NAACP have filed formal civil rights complaints against the school for its dress code policies, another case that highlights the blurring lines in public oversight for private schools that accept state aid in the form of vouchers.

October 11, 2018

KIPP Partners With Bard College on Dual Enrollment

One of KIPP's New Orleans' campuses is partnering with Bard College to offer its upperclassmen a chance to earn an associates degree while in high school. Given KIPP's national footprint, the model has the potential for large expansion.

April 06, 2018

KIPP Alumni Are Thriving at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Here's Why

Among the alumni of the country's largest charter school network, those who are now attending HBCUs report significantly higher feelings of belonging than their peers in other colleges. They are also more likely to seek out academic supports at their colleges.

August 19, 2016

Attending Texas Charter Schools Hurt Students' Future Wages, Study Finds

Attending a "no excuses" charter school raised students' test scores and four-year college enrollment, but had no significant effect on future earnings.

April 06, 2016

Charter School Graduates More Likely to Stay in College, Earn Higher Salaries

Attending a charter school in Florida doesn't have much of an effect on test scores, but it does significantly increase a student's chances of getting through college and earning more money, according to a new study.

June 12, 2014

YES Prep Charter Program Redefines Goals and Strategies For Success

YES Prep Public Schools, a Houston-based charter network, is looking to further boost its graduates' college-completion rates by refocusing its approaches and strategies.

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