ERIC Number: ED458715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Newsletter of the Comprehensive Center-Region VI, v5 n1 Spr 2000.
This document deals with the topic of the charter-school movement. Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood's article focuses on selected, key aspects of papers commissioned by the Comprehensive Center-Region VI from experts in the charter-school movement. It discusses the potential for enhanced teaching and learning in charter schools, management issues that can affect the success and development of charter schools, accountability, and key considerations for policymakers. Eva Kubinski's article consists of an interview with Dr. Wayne Sanstead as to the reasons why North Dakota does not have charter schools. Audrey Cotherman's piece compares the vast differences in state laws governing charter schools. Kent Peterson's contribution discusses the purposes of school culture to sharpen the focus of staff and students, to build commitment and sense of community, to foster motivation to achieve valued ends, and to encourage productivity and learning. Stephen Kailin discusses seven common qualities that seem to characterize successful schools. Web resources on charter schools are provided. (Contains 27 references.) (DFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administrative Organization, Charter Schools, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Public Schools, School Culture, Teacher Improvement
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Note: Theme issue. Published biannually.