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|Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2012||Robin Lake||05/2013||
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.
|Overview - WIll the Charter Movement Rest on Its Laurels or Innovate and Expand? (HFR '12)||Robin Lake||05/2013||
Editor Robin Lake introduces the key areas explored in this year's volume of Hopes, Fears, & Reality.
|Ch. 1 - Charter Inroads in Affluent Communities: Hype or Turning Point? (HFR '12)||Jeffrey Henig||05/2013||
Jeffrey Henig explores the growth of charter school in suburban and affluent areas.
|Ch. 2 - Incubate for America? (HFR '12)||Ethan Gray||05/2013||
Ethan Gray argues that cities should incubate their own high-performing charter schools rather than wait for charter networks to build schools in their area.
|Ch. 3 - Innovating at Last? The Rise of Blended Learning in Charter Schools (HFR '12)||Michael Horn, Tricia Maas||05/2013||
Michael Horn writes about how and why many charter schools in California have innovated through technology and asks what it will take for more to follow nationwide.
|Ch. 4 - Innovating Toward Sustainability: How Computer Labs Can Enable New Staffing Structures and Savings (HFR '12)||Marguerite Roza, Suzanne Simburg||05/2013||
Suzanne Simburg and Marguerite Roza lay out the cost savings possible if blended learning were adopted by all U.S. public elementary schools, not just charter schools.
|Ch. 4 - Making Choice Work for Students With Special Needs (HFR '11)||Robin Lake, Betheny Gross||01/2012||
In this chapter Robin Lake and Betheny Gross argue that charter schools have a mixed track record on ensuring that students with special needs have effective options, but the reasons are complex, and the solutions are not...
|Ch. 5 - For Charter Schools and School Districts, Empty Space Equals Opportunity (HFR '11)||Parker Baxter||01/2012||
In this chapter Parker Baxter argues that by reimagining the distribution of funding, facilities, and other district assets without regard to whether a school is a district school or a charter school, districts can strike a...
|Ch. 6 - A New Path to Rapid Reform for Districts and States (HFR '11)||Matt Candler||01/2012||
Districts interested in collaborating with charter schools usually are most interested in using charter schools as an avenue to create effective new schools quickly.
|Ch. 7 - Creating Savvy Choosers: Informing Families About School Choices (HFR '11)||Paul Teske||01/2012||
In this chapter, University of Colorado Denver’s Paul Teske gives an overview of the challenges of helping parents navigate school choice systems.