ERIC Number: ED429341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Massachusetts Charter School Initiative: Expanding the Possibilities of Public Education. 1998 Report.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
This document summarizes annual reports provided by Massachusetts' charter schools. It is supplemented with information from reports required of all public schools in the state and provides profiles of the 24 charter schools that were operating in 1997-98. The report opens with an overview of the four common features of charter schools--freedom, accountability, innovation, and choice--followed by general information on the student composition of charter schools and a question-and-answer section that answers some of the frequently asked questions about the Massachusetts Charter School Initiative. The profiles of the 24 schools include a one-page description of the school, its origin and mission, and the focus of the curriculum. Statistics on total enrollment, grades served, number of students on the waiting list, total instructional staff, average cost per pupil, school hours of operation, number of school days, total hours of structured learning time, teacher-salary range, staff turnover, and percentage of teachers certified are provided for each school. A demographic profile and contact information are also included. The report includes short descriptions of the eight schools awarded Commonwealth charters in 1998 and synopses of the five schools awarded Horace Mann charters in that same year. (RJM)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Charter Schools, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, School Effectiveness, State Surveys
Massachusetts Dept. of Education, Charter School Office, One Ashburton Place, Room 1403, Boston, MA 02108.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts