Education Post – Charter Schools at Age 25: Three Strengths and Three Weaknesses.

While overall academic performance of charter schools has been mixed, it is clearly positive for students in urban settings—the very students who most need better educational opportunities.

The Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford found that the typical student in an urban charter school receives the equivalent of 40 additional days of learning growth in math and 28 days of additional growth in reading. The results were found to be positive for nearly all student subgroups, but especially strong for students who are minority and in poverty. Read the full article here.