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Title: Delivering on the Dream: 2013 Annual Report 
Source: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Date: May 2014 
Categories: Charter School Expansion 
Summary: This annual report highlights the strides made in charter school legislation recently, and the work to be done in the coming years.



Title: Delivering on the Dream: 2013 Annual Report 
Source: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Date: May 2014 
Categories: Charter School Expansion 
Summary: This annual report highlights the strides made in charter school legislation recently, and the work to be done in the coming years.


Title: The Numbers Add Up: Congressional Districts with the Most Charter Schools and Charter School Students
Source: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Nora Kern
Date: May 2014
Categories: Charter School Expansion | Charter Legislation 
Summary: This report lists the top 25 congressional districts by number of charter school students and schools. The report’s findings show that within the 435 congressional districts in the United States, 67 districts have more than 10,000 students enrolled in public charter schools and 102 districts have 20 or more public charter schools.

 


Title: Charter Funding: Inequality Expands
Source: University of Arkansas
Date: April 2014
Categories: Charter School Funding
Summary: This report examines charter school funding per state, and the disparities between charter school funds and traditional school funds.


Title: Does School Board Leadership Matters 
Source: Fordham Institute
Date: March 2014
Summary: This study examines the critical ways school boards contribute to a school environment and student learning. 

 


Title: 2014 Charter School Law Rankings and Score Card 
Source: Center for Education Reform
Date: March 2014
Categories: Charter School Legislation  
Summary: This report card ranks the charter school legislation in every state.  



Title: A Growing Movement: America's Largest Charter School Communities, 2013
Source: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Date: January 2014
Categories: Authorizing | Blended Learning | Online Learning 
Summary: This report ranks places across the country based on the number and percentage of students enrolld in charter schools.

 

Title: 2014 Survey of America's Charter Schools
Source: Center for Education Reform
Date: January 2014
Categories: Charter Schools 
Summary: CER’s national overview of the day-to-day operations of charters reveals that charter schools are experiencing stronger parental demand than ever before, with the length of the average waiting list increasing from 233 in 2009 to 277 in 2012.


Title: Virtual Schools: Assessing Progress and Accountability
Source: Public Impact
Date: January 2014
Categories: Authorizing | Blended Learning | Online Learning 
Summary: This report cataloggues findings and recommendations from a 2012 - 2013 National Charter School Resource Center study of methods for assessing progress and accountability in virtual schools. 



Title: School Climate and Discipline Guidance 
Source: US Department of Education 
Date: January 2014
Categories: Charter Operations 
Summary: This packet provides guidance on how to foster a safe school climate and insure discipline policies are maximally beneficial to students and faculty.



Title: School Climate and Discipline Guidance 
Source: US Department of Education 
Date: January 2014
Categories: Charter Operations 
Summary: This packet provides guidance on how to foster a safe school climate and insure discipline policies are maximally beneficial to students and faculty. 


Title: Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws
Source: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Date: January 2014
Categories: Charter Legislation | State Report
Summary: This report evaluates each state's charter school laws against the 20 essential components of a strong public charter school law.

 

Title: Student Achievement in Florida’s Charter Schools: A Comparison of the Performance of Charter School Students With Tradition Public School Students
Source: Florida Department of Education
Date: March 2013

Categories: Quality | State Report
Summary: This report from the Florida Department of Education compares student achievement in charter schools and traditional public schools for 2011-2012. The analysis covers proficiency, achievement gaps and learning gains. The report includes breakouts by demographics, grade level and special education, among other categories.

 

Title: YES Prep Public Schools (Report on 2012 Broad Prize Winner)
Source: Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Date: March 2013
Categories: Quality | Report | High Performing School
Summary: This March 2013 report released by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation discusses the development and practices of YES Prep Public Schools of Houston, Texas, which was founded in 1998 and won the inaugural $250,000 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools that was awarded in 2012 for overall academic performance.

 

Title: KIPP Middle Schools: Impacts on Achievement and Other Outcomes,
Source: Mathematica Policy Research
Date: February 2013

Categories: Quality | Report | High Performing School
Summary: This 2013 report from Mathematica Policy Research focuses on a wide range of practices and impacts of 43 KIPP middle schools, covering student engagement, approaches to enrollment, behavior, attrition, standardized test scores, demographics and descriptions of school characteristics and operating methods, among other issues.

 

Title: Charter School Performance in Massachusetts
Source: Center for Research on Education Outcomes
Date: February 2013

Categories: State Report | Quality
Summary: This February 2013 report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) focuses on the performance of Massachusetts charter schools and provides comparisons with district schools. A separate analysis of Boston is also included.


Title: Charter School Performance in New York City
Source: Center for Research on Education Outcomes
Date: February 2013

Categories: Quality | City Report
Summary: This February 2013 report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes focuses on the performance of New York City charter schools and provides comparisons with district schools. The report includes a separate analysis of Harlem.

 

Title: State of Minnesota Special Education (Minnesota State Evaluation Report)
Source: Office of the Legislative Auditor
Date: March 2013

Categories: State Report | Quality
Summary: This March 2013 report from the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor evaluates special education delivery in the state. The report includes information about special education cooperatives, the role of charter schools, funding trends, and compliance.

 

Title: Charter Schools: Guidance Needed for Military base Schools on Startup and Operational Issues
Source: Government Accountability Office
Date: February 2013

Categories: Operation | Military | Start up
Summary: A breakdown of eight charter schools on military bases, a review, and a plan of action.

Title: Operating in the Dark
Source: George W Bush Institute
Date: 2013

Categories: Operation | Report

Summary: This is a report of a six-month study exploring how states are using their authority to increase the supply of high-quality principals who could raise student achievement. It captures the current state of affairs in state principal preparation, licensure policy, principal tenure, and data collection.

Title: Keeping Pace With K-12 Online and Blended Learning
Source: Evergreen Education Group
Date: February 2013

Categories: Blended Learning
Summary: This 2012 Evergreen Education Group report covers the national landscape for policies and practices for online and blended learning, includingf breakouts of data by state and information about charter schools. 

Title: Shuttered Public Schools

Source: The PEW Charitable Trusts

Date: February 2013

Categories: Report | Facilities
Summary: This 2013 report from the PEW Charitable Trusts focuses on the use of closed public school district buildings in 12 cities. The report notes that charter schools have occupied 42 percent of the surplus buildings in the cities since 2005 and that more than 300 unused sites remain.

Title: Testing Integrity: Issues and Recommendations for Best Practice 

Source: Institute of Education Sciences and National Center for Education Statistics

Date: February 2013

Categories: Testing | Report
Summary: This 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics focuses on systems for proctoring standardized tests, including online exams. The report discusses training of personnel and methods to prevent cheating, detect and characterize the degree of irregularity, ways to respond and the importance of establishing trust in the use of testing. The report summarizes a 2012 symposium and includes information submitted in response to a public request for comments.

Title: Charter School Growth and Replication

Source: Center for Research on Education Outcomes

Date: February 2013

Categories: CMO’s | Growth | Report
Summary: This 2013 two-volume report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes focuses on growth patterns of charter schools and charter school management organizations (CMOs). The report finds that high quality can be achieved from the start and that school performance -- whether high, average or low -- tends to remain the same over time.

Title: Understanding Patterns and Precursors of ELL Success Subsequent to Reclassification

Source: Jinok Kim, Joan L. Herman

Date: February 2013

Categories: ELL
Summary: The National Center for Research on Evaluation funded by the US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences explores the outcomes of a cohort of students who were reclassified towards the end of elementary school. The researchers examine whether the decisions to reclassify these students had any consequences in their subsequent learning. The study also includes a summary of the literature on reclassification.

Title: Michigan State University Education Policy Center, Michigan Public School Academy (Charter School) Authorizer Rankings

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Date: January 2013

Categories: State Report
Summary: This January 2013 report from the Michigan Department of Education and Michigan State University Education Policy Center compares the performance of public school academy (charter school) authorizers in the state that authorize at least three schools. Ranking is based on student achievement and growth, graduation rates, and authorizer improvement.

Title: Key Principles for ELL Instruction

Source: Understanding Language

Date: January 2013

Categories: ELL | Curriculum | Common Core
Summary: Understanding Language has developed six key principles for ELL instruction that are designed to help guide teachers, coaches, ELL specialists, curriculum leaders, school principals, and district administrators as they work to develop Common Core State Standard aligned instruction for ELLs.

Title:
Spotlight on Choice: Parent Opinions on School Selection in New Orleans

Source: Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives

Date: January 2013

Categories: City Report
Summary: This January 2013 report from the Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives focuses on parents’ opinions about the school selection process in New Orleans.

Title: 
U.S. District Court Judge's Order Denying Complaint that State's Authorization of Little Rock-Area Charter Schools Violates 1989 Desegregation Agreement

Source: U.S. District Court Judge,

Date: January 2013

Categories: City Report | Authorization
Summary: This order from the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Western Division, denies a complaint from the Little Rock School District (LRSD), among others, that the state’s authorization of charter schools violates a 1989 desegregation settlement involving LRSD and surrounding Pulaski County school districts.

Title: Back to School Tallies: Estimated Number of Public Charter Schools and Students, 2012-2013

Source: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Date: January 2013

Categories: State Report | National Expansion
Summary: This January 2013 report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools estimates the number of new charter schools that opened across the country and additional students for the 2012-13 school year and also includes the number of charter school closures. It includes state-by-state breakouts of data.

Title: 
Charter School Performance in Michigan

Source: CREDO

Date: January 2013

Categories: State Report
Summary: This report focuses on the performance of Michigan charter schools and provides comparisons with district schools. The report examines student performance data from 2005-2006 through 2010-2011 and grades 3-8 and includes comparisons based on demographics and poverty, as well as impact based on location and impact on special education students.