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David, Rebecca; Hesla, Kevin; Pendergrass, Susan Aud – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2017
Public charter schools are unique public schools that are allowed the freedom to be innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Over the past ten years, enrollment in charter schools has nearly tripled--from 1.2 million students in 2006-07 to more than 3 million students in 2016-17. The number of school districts…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Enrollment, School Districts
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Baxter, Parker; Ely, Todd L.; Teske, Paul – Education Next, 2018
Charter schools now educate nearly 3 million students in 43 states and the District of Columbia--more than 6 percent of the total K-12 public-school enrollment. Yet some 25 years after the first charter school opened in Minnesota, the merits of charters still incite debate among educators and the public. What is not often debated is that charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Taxes, Financial Support
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Tuchman, Sivan; Campbell, Christine; Heyward, Georgia – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
In 2012 Washington became the 42nd state in the nation to adopt a charter school law. Charter schools in Washington are autonomous public schools operated by a nonprofit organization rather than a school district. As a local education agency, each school must follow many of the same compliance and reporting requirements that traditional districts…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Disabilities, Governance, Public Schools
Maloney, Larry D.; Wolf, Patrick J. – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2017
New York City was home to 1,575 district and 183 charter schools in Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014). Seven percent of all public school students in New York City attended charter schools that year. Researchers systematically reviewed funding and spending documents involving the city's district-run and independent charter schools for FY2014. Research…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Educational Equity (Finance)
Holiday, Latoya – Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2017
The Wisconsin Department for Public Instruction (DPI) is required to submit this report to the Legislature regarding the status of existing charter schools, the number of petitions for new charter schools, and the action taken by school boards and the DPI on petitions for new charter schools. This report offers the results of new charter school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Decision Making, Program Development
Budde, Ray – 1988
This booklet proposes a 10-year plan for restructuring local school districts entitled "Education by Charter." An introductory section cites current demands for educational reform and cites proposed remedies in order to suggest that nothing short of fundamental change in the internal organization of the school district will sustain and incorporate…
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrator Role, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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Gill, Sean; Maas, Tricia – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2017
This paper is part of a series on district-charter cooperation, which has been studied by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) for more than five years. School choice is growing in cities with the addition of charter schools, and more district leaders are adopting a portfolio approach to schooling: giving district schools autonomy…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Choice, School District Autonomy, Educational Innovation
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Cordes, Sarah A. – Education Next, 2018
Charter Schools represent a small share of the national education market: just 6.2 percent of all public schools and 4.6 percent of all students. But their rapid growth over the past two decades has captured an outsized measure of public attention, especially in communities where district and charter schools operate side by side. At New York…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Linick, Matthew A. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
This project focuses on the competitive pressure, or the threat of competitive pressure, generated by charter school policy. This paper uses longitudinal district-level data and multiple quasi-experimental designs to examine the relationship between two Ohio charter school policies and changes in public school district instructional resource…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Competition, School Policy, Quasiexperimental Design
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Toner, Mark – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2017
Across the country, many large school districts have seen flat or declining enrollments in recent years, including in places where there's been concurrent growth in charter schools. The result has been a growing perception that charter expansion is coming at the expense of the health of traditional school districts--a perception that, even if…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Improvement, Declining Enrollment, Charter Schools
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Gill, Sean; Campbell, Christine – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2017
In at least ten cities across the country, there are schools that operate under some sort of partnership school model: a "third way" governance strategy that breaks through district-charter divides that could help improve struggling schools or increase the number of quality school options in a neighborhood. Like charter schools,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Governance, Models, School Choice
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Bifulco, Robert; Buerger, Christian – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
This article identifies a set of location incentives created by New York's charter school financing and accountability provisions. We then use regression models to examine the location of charter schools across and within districts. We find that charter schools (1) are significantly more likely to locate in districts with high operating expenses…
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Regression (Statistics)
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Wolf, Patrick J.; Lasserre-Cortez, Shannon – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
Charter schools are public schools authorized to operate with some independence from district or state public school regulations, while still being held accountable for student outcomes. Like traditional schools operated by school districts, charter schools are free and are intended to be open to all students who desire to attend. This study…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Traditional Schools, Special Education
Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2018
This report highlights the results of a survey of nearly 1,500 parents of charter school students in Michigan. Charter schools are state-funded, tuition-free schools of choice, authorized by public agencies such as universities and community colleges. The survey asks parents questions concerning their satisfaction with charter schools, why they…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction, School Choice
Rotberg, Iris C., Ed.; Glazer, Joshua L., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Do charter schools strengthen students' educational experience? What are their social costs? This volume brings together a group of premier researchers to address questions about the purposes of charter schools and the role of public policy in shaping the educational agenda. Chapter authors explore topics seldom encountered in the current charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Choice, Educational Quality, School Segregation
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