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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Despite this growing role in U.S. public education, the debate about charter schools continues to be plagued by outdated information, misconceptions, and myths.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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For Most Students, the ESEA Reauthorization Bill Is A Big Ole Nothing Burger

It’s hard to tell what the theory of action behind the latest ESEA bill is. As far as I can tell, the only accountability–such as it is–is targeted at the bottom 5 percent of schools. Even in those schools the interventions are weak, but the bill has no real ambitions to improve outcomes for students in the […]

Great MN Schools

Great MN Schools is seeking a Managing General Partner to direct and manage the investment of a pool of capital allocated to develop high-performing schools in Minneapolis.

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

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