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The State of the Charter School Movement

Sara Mead
Ashley LiBetti Mitchel
Andrew J. Rotherham

During the past decade, the number of students attending charter schools more than tripled to nearly 3 million, or 6 percent, of students nationally, and charters are playing an even more prominent role in educating students in some of nation’s largest urban communities.

Despite this growing role in U.S. public education, the debate about charter schools continues to be plagued by outdated information, misconceptions, and myths.

A new analysis from Bellwether Education Partners brings together the most recent data on charter schools from a variety of sources to provide a comprehensive picture of the current state of the charter school movement in the United States.


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Hillary Clinton Should Listen to Her Friend Raj Chetty on Teacher Effectiveness

When Hillary Clinton wanted to talk to an esteemed researcher on social mobility, she called Raj Chetty, a Stanford economics professor, a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and a winner of the John Bates Clark medal, given to the best American economist under age 40. At Clinton’s request, Chetty flew to her Manhattan office to […]


Bellwether has an immediate opening for a Communications Manager who will help expand the reach of our work, assist in the promotion and dissemination of all public-facing research, track impact using metrics and analytics, and develop and maintain internal systems for communications planning and internal communications.

Sara Mead, Chad Aldeman, Carolyn Chuong, and Julie Obbard

After years of cuts to the teaching workforce, California districts are beginning to hire again.