What makes Charter Schools work?

January 2012
Education (14637073);1/20/2012, Issue 453, p3
The article discusses "Getting Beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence from New York City," a report from Harvard University researchers which evaluated 35 charter schools in New York City and examined the practices that led to high academic achievement and increased teacher effectiveness.


Related Articles

  • AN EVALUATION OF CHARTER SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS. Lin, Qiuyun // Education;Fall2001, Vol. 122 Issue 1, p166 

    Based on data mainly from California, Arizona, and Michigan charter school studies, the paper evaluates charter school effectiveness in the four aspects (student achievement, student demographic, school funding, and teacher efficacy and empowerment) with the result that one (student achievement)...

  • Researchers Say Pa. Charter Schools Raising Scores. Johnston, Robert C. // Education Week;04/04/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 29, p5 

    Details findings of a study conducted by the Western Michigan University's Evaluation Center which showed that the Keystone State's charter schools have become popular among low-income and minority parents. Signs of increase student test scores among Pennsylvania's charter schools; Conclusion...

  • California Charters Are Seen to Benefit Children in Poverty. Jacobson, Linda // Education Week;3/13/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 26, p1 

    Focuses on the development academic achievement in California charter schools. Effectiveness of charter schools in improving academic achievement; Beneficiaries of charter schools; Differences between charter schools and regular public schools.

  • The Validity of the Qualitative Measures of Teaching Performance Scale as a Measure of Teacher Effectiveness. Gusthart, J. Len; Kelly, Ivan M.; Rink, Judith E. // Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jan1997, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p196 

    Determines the relationship between the Qualitative Measures of Teaching Performance Scale (QMTPS) and teacher effectiveness in producing student achievement. Validity of QMTPS as a measure of teacher effectiveness; Categories of QMTPS; Percentage and standard deviation for QMTPS.

  • Teacher Quality Guide.  // District Administration;Aug2003, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p18 

    Reports on the publication of 'A Community Action Guide to Teacher Quality' by the Public Education Network in the U.S. Enhancement of teacher quality; Development of student achievement.

  • REBRANDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Schneider, Jack // Education Week;2/27/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 22, p32 

    The author presents his thoughts on growing public support for charter schools in the U.S. despite research indicating little difference in their academic achievement records compared to public schools. He states that advocates for charter schools have unfairly questioned the effectiveness of...

  • The Charter School Zeitgeist. Good, Thomas L.; Braden, Jennifer S. // Education Week;03/15/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 27, p45 

    Discusses the need for politicians to focus on issues of public schools' quality in the United States and not just form. Research concerning charter schools; Approaches to teaching; Discussion on student achievements; Issues of social segregation in the recruitment of students.

  • Charter School Performance.  // Principal;Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p8 

    The article discusses results of a report from Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes which finds that charter school students generally do not learn as well as traditional public school students and that quality varies greatly.

  • Schools our kids deserve. Zuckerman, Mortimer B. // U.S. News & World Report;9/23/96, Vol. 121 Issue 12, p108 

    Editorial. Argues for an increase in charter schools. The problem with American public schools; The lack of accountability of teachers; The resistance from the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.


Other Topics