Jon Christensen

School Safety in Urban Charter and Traditional Public Schools

Analyzing data from the 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), this working paper finds that charter schools consistently reported significantly fewer issues with threats to persons or property and fewer behavioral problems than traditional...

BRIEF - Charter School Data: What States Collect, State Data, and Implications for Research

This brief summarizes which charter school data states collect and how the limitations of those data impact the quality of charter school research. The data in this brief were collected as part...

What NAEP Can't Tell Us About Charter School Effectiveness

This article from Education Week argues that claims about the effectiveness of charter schools compared to traditional public schools that are drawn from NAEP data are generally overstated due to limitations of the dataset.