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ERIC Number: ED516609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-29
Pages: 79
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Renewal and Optimism: Five Years as an Ohio Charter Authorizer. Fordham Sponsorship Accountability Report, 2009-10
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
As the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation chronicled in its last year's Fordham Sponsorship Accountability Report, "Seeking Quality in the Face of Adversity", the 2008-09 school year was a brutal one during which schools, and their peers, faced many existential threats. The 2009-10 school year was Fordham's fifth year as a charter school authorizer (aka, sponsor) in the state of Ohio. As such it marked a milestone in its sponsorship efforts because it was the first time it had to make contract renewal decisions for its sponsored schools. In June 2005 the foundation issued five-year sponsorship agreements to the following schools: (1) The Dayton Academy (now called Dayton Leadership Academies: Dayton Liberty Campus); (2) The Dayton View Academy (now called Dayton Leadership Academies: Dayton View Campus); (3) Phoenix Community Learning Center; and (4) Springfield Academy of Excellence. In each contract the foundation shared expected achievement targets for each school over the term of their five-year agreements; all of which expired on June 30, 2010. This report looks at other academic growth factors in making the foundation's renewal decisions (see overview of Fordham-sponsored schools in 2009-10), and takes into consideration school performance in comparison to the schools children would attend if they were not in a Fordham-sponsored charter school (these data are reflected in the individual school profiles in the second portion of this report). Exhibit 4: Academic Performance Plan for Primary and Middle Schools (One-Year Term) is appended. (Contains 11 tables and 5 figures.) [For "Seeking Quality in the Face of Adversity: Fordham Sponsorship Accountability Report, 2008-09", see ED508050.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001