ERIC Number: ED424683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of Charter Schools. Hearing on Examining the Role of Charter Schools in Educational Reform, State and Federal Funds, and S. 1380 and H.R. 2616, Bills To Extend the Authorization of Funds through Fiscal Year 2002 for Titles VI and X of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act To Expand the Implementation of Public Charter Schools of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Charter schools are public schools that are established through state law and are often released from traditional regulations that apply to public schools in return for an accountability system that emphasizes student outcomes. This hearing focused on how Federal education funds are distributed to charter schools; the academic and administrative operations of charter schools; the impact of a charter-school environment on special-needs students; and the impact of charter schools on the public school system. The hearing includes the statements of Representative Tim Roemer; Senator Joseph Lieberman; Cornelia Blanchette, associate director of education and employment issues, Health, Education, and Human Services Division of the General Accounting Office; Lisa Keegan, state superintendent of Public Instruction, Arizona; Senator Christopher Dodd; Joan Heffernan, director of the Integrated Day Charter School; Raymond Jackson, president and chief executive officer of ATOP Academy; Tim Sindelar, an attorney for the Disability Law Center; and Eric Rofes, who produced a report on how school districts respond to charter laws and charter schools. Some of the issues covered include how some charter schools improve graduation rates and how some of these schools underserve the special-education population. (RJM)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Hearings, Profiles, School Administration
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.