ERIC Number: ED537945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-6
Abstractor: As Provided
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District-Run Public Charter High Schools: What Do We Know? Research Brief
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Successful district-run charter high schools, ones where there is a higher than expected achievement and graduation rate, share three characteristics: (1) a clearly articulated focus or mission for the school; (2) a rigorous academic curriculum for all students that emphasizes relevance, critical thinking, and problem-solving; (3) an emphasis on relationships and creating a sense of belonging for the students (Cotton, 1996; Gamoron, 1996; Nathan & Febey, 2001; Newmann, 2008). There is little research on issues of student recruitment, expectations or curricular alternatives. There are, however, numerous examples of successful district-run charter high schools. These schools provide useful examples of policies addressing these issues. References and Online resources are included.
Descriptors: Academic Education, Student Recruitment, High Schools, Graduation Rate, Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, Public Schools
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)