Searching for Excellence: A Five-City, Cross-State Comparison of Charter School Quality


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This March 2013 report from the Public Impact and Thomas B. Fordham Institute offers analysis of the quality of charter schools in five cities: Albany, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; and Indianapolis, Indiana. The report, using data for the 2010-2011 school year, covers comparisons with traditional public schools, the record of performance among charter schools, and issues driving charter school closure and expansion.

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    Topics: Authorizers, Leadership, Charter Schools, Policy, Starting and Operating a Charter

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    Tool for: Charter Schools

    Beneficiary: Charter Schools