by Andrea Rogers
CREDO has issued a new, far-reaching study of charter school growth and success. A key finding, described by the Ed Week Charters and Choice Blog, is that success or failure in the early years is a strong predictor of future performance. The study offers other insights that may be noteworthy to authorizers, advocates, and school operators.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools also has been busy, releasing their annualCharter School Law Rankings this week. New York remains in the top ten of all states, coming in at number 8. Maine maintains number two status, despite the difficult year for charter approvals in the pine tree state, a decision that surely will be debated in charter policy circles.