By Paola Gilliam and Sharon Kebschull Barrett When a school struggles to support student learning year after year, schools need dramatic changes, but for too long the choice seemed to be to close the school or attempt an internal turnaround. How has the third option—restarting a school with the same students but with a new […]
Chalkbeat, November 1, 2019, by Stephanie Wang When Indianapolis Public Schools “restarted” chronically struggling schools, students who stayed under the new management sometimes made smaller gains on tests compared to their classmates who left, a new study finds. Over time, however, students at the restarted schools closed some of the gaps. The study by Public […]
Report considers the impact of four charter school restarts in Indianapolis.
Report examines how Clark County used charter schools to transform educational options for all students, especially those who need them most.
Case study examines strategies used by the Achievement School District in Memphis.
Report describes the transformation of public education in New Orleans and considers needed improvements for the next decade.
Report details the conversion of a school’s operation from the district to a charter management organization in Nashville.
The report examines how charter restarts fit within the larger context of charter school quality and accountability.
Guide helps cities interested in dramatically growing their charter school sectors as part of an effort to turn around persistently low-performing urban school systems.
First report in a series on “starting fresh” describes the options of initiating a charter school or hiring an outside school manager.
Study examines if faster “retry rates” – one or two years – can make the cumulative success rate in failing schools much higher.
Report discusses the lessons district officials in four urban districts learned about the school closure process.