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A More Skeptical Take on Charter Growth

Robin Lake | Thu, 02/13/2020

The charter movement must face up to self-inflicted wounds and missteps that hamper growth and exacerbate political resistance. 

The Main Barriers to Scaling Successful Charter Schools Are Political, not Substantive

Steven Wilson | Thu, 02/13/2020

For all the political obstacles to building the charter sector, doubling down on charters now may be our best bet for helping all students in the new decade.

What New Orleans Can Teach Us About the Forces Blocking Change in Education

Paul Hill | Thu, 02/06/2020

Paul Hill reviews The Politics of Institutional Reform: Katrina, Education, and the Second Face of Power, by Terry M. Moe.

Seizing the Opportunity: Educating Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

Researchers at CRPE and the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) spent 12 months studying charter schools that are getting results in educating students with disabilities.

We found schools using their flexibility to put students at the center of everything they do. Leaders committed to meeting every student's individual needs. Teachers blurred the lines between special and general education and worked together to solve problems. Parents were full partners in setting learning goals for their children.

A new resource bank of school profiles includes concrete examples that can help any student improve instruction of students with disabilities.

Learn more about our work on special education here.