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ERIC Number: ED558484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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Details from the Dashboard: Estimated Number of Public Charter Schools & Students, 2014-2015
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
During the 2014-15 school year, almost 500 new public charter schools opened. An estimated 348,000 additional students were attending public charter schools in the 2014-15 school year compared with the previous school year. With the addition of new charter schools and students, there are now more than 6,700 public charter schools enrolling about 2.9 million students throughout the country. The four percent growth in the number of operating public charter schools and 14 percent growth in public charter school student enrollment from the 2013-14 to 2014-15 school years demonstrates parents' demand for high-quality educational options. While the public charter school movement saw many new schools open, there were also more than 200 charter schools that ceased operation. The school closures during this school year provide evidence that the accountability part of the charter school model is being upheld. "National Alliance for Public Charter Schools" contacts state departments of education and state charter school associations each year to gather information about the public charter schools that opened and closed during the academic year, but report numbers presented in this report are estimates.
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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Maine; Missouri; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Tennessee