Ch. 1 - Assessing the Charter School Landscape (HFR '11)

January 2012

This chapter offers an overview of emerging trends in the charter school landscape. CRPE analysts provide new data showing that the charter school sector is serving a growing share of minority and hispanic students and that rural charter schools appear to be on the rise. While the movement’s growth remains steady, less of that growth appears to be driven by charter school management organizations than it has in recent years. It also provides estimates of how many cities are actively partnering with charter schools.