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ERIC Number: ED495842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Inside Charter Schools: A Systematic Look at Our Nation's Charter Schools. Project Update
Center on Reinventing Public Education
The National Charter School Research Project (NCSRP) at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) has embarked on an ambitious research agenda to study the people and work of charter schools. The initiative is called "Inside Charter Schools." This initiative has two main parts. The first part, entitled "Studying Leaders and Teachers" in this report, focuses on the skills, background, roles, and turnover of the people who lead and teach in charter schools. The second part, entitled "Studying Charter School Instructional Programs," focuses on the academic programs and school environment of charter schools, with a special emphasis on how low-income students are taught. These studies are structured to make comparisons not only between charter schools and traditional public schools, but also within and across the charter sector. Key research questions for the studies include: Who is teaching and leading charter schools today, and how did they get there? What causes some charter schools to decline due to leadership change, while others remain stable or improve? Do charter schools use teacher time and skills differently? How do state and authorizer policies influence charter school educational structures and strategies? This publication provides some context for this work and a summary of what is hoped to be accomplished in the coming years. (Contains 5 figures and 2 footnotes.)
Center on Reinventing Public Education. University of Washington Bothell Box 358200, Seattle, WA 98195. Tel: 206-685-2214; Fax: 206-221-7402; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center on Reinventing Public Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A