ERIC Number: ED535213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Reference Count: 25
Free to Lead: Autonomy in Highly Successful Charter Schools. Issue Brief
Ableidinger, Joe; Hassel, Bryan C.
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Autonomy is a key component of the charter school concept. By allowing charter schools to have autonomy over decisions concerning finance, personnel, scheduling, curriculum and instruction, states have enabled many of these schools to produce stellar results for their students. This issue brief explores autonomy at five excellent charter schools across the country. When interviewed, all five school leaders identified ways autonomy has enhanced their ability, and the ability of their teachers, to achieve high levels of student performance.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Institutional Autonomy, Success, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Styles, Interviews, Effective Schools Research, Institutional Characteristics, School Based Management, School Administration, Performance Factors, High Achievement
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. 1101 15th Street NW Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-289-2700; Fax: 202-289-4009; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.publiccharters.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools