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ERIC Number: EJ1009948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Common Traits of Successful U.S. Charter Schools
Stetson, Ranae
Childhood Education, v89 n2 p70-75 2013
Every state has different laws that govern its charter schools, which makes a consistent definition of charter schools a little more difficult. However, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools website ( notes that definitions of charter schools in most states generally share these characteristics: (1) They are public schools--free to attend, publicly funded, part of the state school system, and accountable to public bodies for their results; (2) They are schools of choice, so they do not enroll students solely based on where they live; and (3) They are privately managed by an organization that has a charter, or contract, with an authorizer. This article focuses on the traits of successful charter schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A