Harvard Political Review – Massachusetts Charter Schools: Why Do They Outrank Their Counterparts across the Nation?
A 2014 study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University found that the average Ohio charter student, compared with his or her public school peer, acquired 14 fewer days in reading and 43 fewer days of math in a 180-day […]
The evaluation studied the experience and effectiveness of a unique approach to improving low-performing public schools in both the charter and traditional public-school sectors in New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville.
On April 13, 2016, Randi Weingarten published a blog post on Huffington Post’s website, “A Coordinated National Effort to Decimate Public Schools.” She makes a number of allegations about charter schools in the United States in an effort to paint a picture of large-scale conspiracy […]
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 […]
The findings we’re releasing today are good news for the education research community because they demonstrate that CREDO’s synthetic matching approach offers a reasonable alternative when the gold standard is not feasible or possible. This approach appears to produce reliable estimates of charter effectiveness and […]
The Washington Post – Study on online charter schools: ‘It is literally as if the kid did not go to school for an entire year’.
A new study on the effectiveness of online charter schools is nothing short of damning — even though it was at least partly funded by a private pro-charter foundation. It effectively says that the average student who attends might as well not enroll. The study […]
CREDO, the Center on Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica Policy Research collaborated on the National Study of Online Charter Schools, which represents the first comprehensive national look at the roughly 200 schools in the publicly funded, independently managed cyber-charter sector. Such schools enroll about 200,000 full-time students across 26 […]