YES Prep has pulled out of Memphis. It will take a while to uncover all the lessons from this story, writes Robin Lake in this blog, but one thing is obvious: we need more charter providers who are willing to take on the turnaround challenge. And those providers need support.
Charter Management Organizations
Charter management organizations (CMOs) are nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing the number of charter schools around the country.
In partnership with Mathematica Policy Research, CRPE conducted the first national longitudinal study that analyzed how CMOs impact student outcomes. Read the report
We provide valuable lessons for charter school policymakers, funders, and educators such as:
Learning from Charter School Management Organizations: Strategies for Student Behavior and Teacher Coaching
This is the final report from The National Study of CMO Effectiveness, a four-year study designed to assess the impact of CMOs on student achievement and identify CMO structures and practices that are most effective in raising achievement.
The National Study of Charter Management Organization (CMO) Effectiveness: Report on Interim Findings
This interim report from the National Study of CMO Effectiveness explores how CMOs vary according to their theories of action, structural organization, and growth strategies and delves into the ongoing organizational and financial challenges that CMOs face.
Quantity Counts: The Growth of Charter School Management Organizations
This report analyzes why replicating successful charter schools has been tougher and more costly than expected for both for-profit and nonprofit charter management organizations (EMOs and CMOs).