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ERIC Number: ED561926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in New Jersey
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
In spring of 2012, the New Jersey Charter Schools Association, the Colorado League of Charter Schools, and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools worked to collect evidence that would accurately portray both the adequacy of charter school facilities and the average spending for facilities out of charter schools' operating budgets in New Jersey. Collectively, the results described in this report provide evidence that charter school students in New Jersey do not have access to facilities and amenities comparable to those accessed by traditional public school students. In order to ensure that the recommendations of this effort were research-based and supported by reliable data, Hutton Architecture Studio consulted on the project to provide a set of reasonable expectations for school facilities' size and amenities. Given the alignment of the Facilities Initiative and the goals and data needs of the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Charter Schools Program (CSP), ED procured additional state surveys, including New Jersey. The National Charter School Resource Center at American Institutes for Research (AIR) is subcontracting with the Colorado League of Charter Schools to collect the data on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education for Idaho (ED561933), Massachusetts (ED561929), Michigan (ED561921), and New Jersey. This report is based on survey, enrollment, and operating revenue data collected for the 2011-2012 school year. Results presented in this report are based on data from the 72 percent of New Jersey's charter schools that completed all or part of a comprehensive facility survey. Appended are: (1) Methodology; and (2) School Facility Standards.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; Colorado League of Charter Schools; New Jersey Charter Schools Association (NJCSA)
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey