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Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2012
May, 2013
Robin Lake

This year's edition focuses on growth and innovation and pushes charter school leaders to consider whether they are fully using their flexibility and autonomy on behalf of students.


Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2011
January, 2012
Robin Lake, Betheny Gross

The 6th annual edition of Hopes, Fears, & Reality provides a clear roadmap for school districts and charter schools interested in working together to improve education options. The report explains the risks and...


Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2009
January, 2010
Robin Lake

This edition of Hopes, Fears, & Reality explores the lessons high-performing charter schools offer for other public schools, including the alignment of lesson content with state curriculum, frequent formative...


Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2008
December, 2008
Robin Lake

This year's edition explores how charter school achievement varies across the sector, how the educational strategies used by charters differ from those used in traditional public schools, how charters are providing unique...


Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2007
December, 2007
Robin Lake

Like previous editions of Hopes, Fears, & Reality, the 2007 edition explores some of the most challenging issues facing the charter school movement with a focus on the pressing concerns, tensions, and opportunities...


Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2006
December, 2006
Robin Lake, Paul Hill

This edition of Hopes, Fears, & Reality explores some of the most controversial issues facing the charter school movement and the implications of continued growth for leading players in the charter school debates....


Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2005
November, 2005
Robin Lake, Paul Hill

This debut edition of Hopes, Fears, & Reality provides new data on many aspects of charter schools in the United States and examines issues and controversies surrounding reform.

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