Ch. 6 - A New Path to Rapid Reform for Districts and States (HFR '11)

January 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. In this chapter, Matt Candler of 4.0 Schools lays out four key elements of forming and supporting high-quality new schools. Candler, a cofounder of New Schools for New Orleans, draws on his experience working with the Recovery School District to suggest ways that districts can partner with charter schools to turn around failing schools and to support school-based entrepreneurs.