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ERIC Number: ED504530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-30
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
MPS Charter Students Outscore City, UWM. Research Brief. Volume 90, Number 10
Public Policy Forum
In its annual analysis of Milwaukee charter schools, the Forum found that Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) charter school students substantially outperform University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and City charter school students, especially at the elementary school level. The charter school movement continues to gain momentum across the country as the number of charter schools grows each year, and MPS continues its dominance of Milwaukee's charter schools. Enrollment in charter schools also continued to increase in 2002-2003, due to both opening of new schools and as a result of enrollment growth in existing schools. There are currently 11,497 students in Milwaukee's charter schools, up 22% from the 200-2002 school year. Other reported findings include: (1) Since 1998, six former voucher schools have converted to charter status; (2) Racial and ethnic breakdown of Milwaukee's charter schools mirrors that of MPS; both are majority minority, with African American students making up the most substantial percentage of enrollment; and (3) More charter schools are located in the central part of the city than either the northern or southern regions, mirroring residence neighborhoods of most MPS students. (Contains 5 tables.) [Additional support for this research was provided by the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld, the Halbert and Alice Kadish and the Faye McBeath Foundations of Milwaukee.]
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Forum
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin