NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED536081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Preparing for Growth: Human Capital Innovations in Charter Public Schools
Chadwick, Christi; Kowal, Julie
Center for American Progress
Charter schools and successful charter management organizations that run them have grown significantly over the past decade but they must dramatically increase their scale in order to meet the demand for high-quality public school options for America's children. The limited supply of effective leaders and teachers is one of the key barriers standing in the way of more rapid growth for CMOs. Unless CMOs find strategies to overcome this challenge, they will not be able to meet the demand for growth. To learn more about CMOs' human capital initiatives aimed toward overcoming this barrier, the authors conducted case studies of CMOs that have dealt with issues of growth and addressed human capital constraints. Through their study they identified key strategies and lessons learned from the practices of six CMOs. In this paper, they summarize those strategies and provide ideas for next-generation growth. They found that successful CMOs: (1) Formalize processes and infrastructure; (2) Make the most of the people they attract; and (3) Import and induct management talent. (Contains 2 figures and 68 endnotes.)
Center for American Progress. 1333 H Street NW 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-682-1611; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center for American Progress
Identifiers - Location: California; District of Columbia; Texas