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Taking Measure of Charter Schools

Author : Julian R. Betts
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This book breaks new ground on how policymakers and journalists can fairly assess charter school performance. The editors and authors show how good approaches to charter school assessment would also work for regular public schools, which is important because of the requirements of No Child Left Behind.

Evaluation of the public charter schools program year one evaluation report

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Trendsetting Charter Schools

Author : Gary J. Schmitt
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This book presents six different charter schools that explicitly embrace a compelling civic mission and that foster an excellent academic environment. This volume makes the case that the rediscovery of the civic mission of schooling is not at odds with the broader education reform movement. These charter schools all have widely different approaches to teaching and fostering civic-mindedness, but each charter system links good behavior, character formation, and the practical aspects of citizenship with classroom performance.

The Charter School Principal

Author : Dana L. Bickmore
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This book provides a foundational understanding of the charter school principalship through the lens of culture, mission and vision.

Charter School Report Card

Author : Shawgi Tell
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What is a charter school? Where do they come from? Who promotes them, and why? What are they supposed to do? Are they the silver bullet to the ills plaguing the American public education system? This book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview and analysis of charter schools and their many dimensions. It shows that charter schools as a whole lower the quality of education through the privatization and marketization of education. The final chapter provides readers with a way toward rethinking and remaking education in a way that is consistent with modern requirements. Society and its members need a fully funded high quality public education system open to all and controlled by a public authority.

Handbook of Research on School Choice

Author : Mark Berends
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Updated to reflect the latest developments and increasing scope of school-based options, the second edition of the Handbook of Research on School Choice makes readily available the most rigorous and policy-relevant research on K–12 school choice. This comprehensive research handbook begins with scholarly overviews that explore historical, political, economic, legal, methodological, and international perspectives on school choice. In the following sections, experts examine the research and current state of common forms of school choice: charter schools, school vouchers, and magnet schools. The concluding section brings together perspectives on other key topics such as accountability, tax credit scholarships, parent decision-making, and marginalized students. With empirical perspectives on all aspects of this evolving sphere of education, this is a critical resource for researchers, faculty, and students interested in education policy, the politics of education, and educational leadership.

Hopes Fears Reality

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Learning as We Go

Author : Paul Thomas Hill
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Discusses the parents' rights to choose their children's school.

Charter Schools

Author : Jack Buckley
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Measuring School Performance and Efficiency

Author : Leanna Stiefel
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This yearbook focuses on alternative ways to measure how well schools are educating their students, delivering what parents want, and using resources efficiently.

Charter Schools

Author : Mark Buechler
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Charter School Movement

Author : Danny K. Weil
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From zero in 1991 to 3,800 eighteen years later, charter schools (public schools under contract) today educate well over a million US students. This updated edition examines the unusual experiment that is charter education and the controversies that surround public choice and charter schools as a means of educational reform.

Annual Editions Education 08 09

Author : Fred Schultz
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This Thirty-Fifth Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: EDUCATION provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Beyond the Rhetoric of Charter School Reform

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Freedom and Innovation in California s Charter Schools

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Statutes of California and Digests of Measures

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15 School Questions and Discussion

Author : Mark F. Goldberg
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Here's a timely, useful book that gets at some of the most pressing educational issues of our time. From school safety and testing to standards, leadership and a multitude of curriculum-related issues, Goldberg cuts through the rhetoric and jargon and provides readers clear information and practical answers and direction for each question he raises.

CPER California Public Employee Relations

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The Paperwork Pile Up

Author : Michael Q. McShane
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In 1988, Albert Shanker, head of the United Federation of Teachers, suggested that small groups of teachers could design charter (performance-based)schools as alternatives to local public schools. In theory, charter school teachers would be held in check by a performance contract but would be otherwise free from rules, norms, and regulations that have stifled innovation in America's traditional public school system. Charter school leaders would thus make a bargain, trading autonomy for accountability. In practice, however, the charter bargain has become fairly one-sided. Charter school authorizers often include hundreds of tasks in the application to open a charter school, creating an onerous and lengthy process that risks freezing out potential school operators. To be sure, many application tasks are well within authorizers' rights to require, but others are unnecessary and unduly burdensome for applicants. This is a real problem for the groups of teachers that Shanker envisioned, who might lack the time or resources to tackle these outsized applications and create new educational options for students. After coding each of the requirements in applications from 40 charter authorizers, the authors of this report found that while a plurality (43 percent) of the application requirements were clearly appropriate for authorizers to include, the majority of requirements were either unnecessary (34 percent) or clearly inappropriate (23 percent). This means that authorizers could shorten the average application by at least one-third without sacrificing their ability to ensure quality--a change that could save applicants more than 700 hours of work, based on interviewed school leaders' estimates of the amount of time it takes to complete a charter application. This paper describes the study's methodology and results as well as a handful of lessons about charter authorizing based on the interviews and application data. Three appendices are included: (1) How Requirements Were Categorized; (2) Frequency Counts for Major Categories; and (3) Individual Authorizer Breakdown.

Public Interest Law Reporter

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