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Newsweek – Charter School and Public School Students Have Same Academic Performance, Report Finds.

Griffith cited research done by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), which researches the impact of charter schools and other education policies across the country. In 2013, CREDO released a broad survey of charter schools in 27 states, which found that approximately a quarter of charter schools out-performed local public school options […]

The Philadelphia Tribune – During Capitol rally, charter school parents, students vow to push back against Wolf’s proposed reforms.

Research shows that Pennsylvania’s charter schools deliver mixed results for their students. A 2019 Stanford University study found that brick-and-mortar charter school students did better in reading than their traditional public school counterparts. The gains were even higher among black and Hispanic charter students. Read the full article here.

Education Week – Many Online Charter Schools Fail to Graduate Even Half of Their Students on Time.

Online charter schools, which are run mostly by for-profit companies, have long struggled with poor academic outcomes—from test scores, to academic growth, to graduation rates, to attendance rates. The most high-profile study, done by economists at Stanford University in 2015, found that students attending an online charter school made so little progress in math over the course […]

The Columbus Dispatch – Study shows urgent need to fix online charter schools.

A new scholarly study of charter-school performance in Ohio offers only modest encouragement for those who want to see improvement in those schools, but it does make clear where reform efforts should be focused first: on online schools, whose students consistently perform worse than similar students at brick-and-mortar charters and at traditional public schools. Read the full […]