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|Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2012||Robin Lake||05/2013||
This year's edition focuses on growth and innovation and pushes charter school leaders to consider whether they are fully using their flexibility and autonomy on behalf of students.
|Overview - WIll the Charter Movement Rest on Its Laurels or Innovate and Expand? (HFR '12)||Robin Lake||05/2013||
Editor Robin Lake introduces the key areas explored in this year's volume of Hopes, Fears, & Reality.
|Ch. 1 - Charter Inroads in Affluent Communities: Hype or Turning Point? (HFR '12)||Jeffrey Henig||05/2013||
Jeffrey Henig explores the growth of charter school in suburban and affluent areas.
|Ch. 2 - Incubate for America? (HFR '12)||Ethan Gray||05/2013||
Ethan Gray argues that cities should incubate their own high-performing charter schools rather than wait for charter networks to build schools in their area.
|Ch. 3 - Innovating at Last? The Rise of Blended Learning in Charter Schools (HFR '12)||Michael Horn, Tricia Maas||05/2013||
Michael Horn writes about how and why many charter schools in California have innovated through technology and asks what it will take for more to follow nationwide.
|Ch. 4 - Innovating Toward Sustainability: How Computer Labs Can Enable New Staffing Structures and Savings (HFR '12)||Marguerite Roza, Suzanne Simburg||05/2013||
Suzanne Simburg and Marguerite Roza lay out the cost savings possible if blended learning were adopted by all U.S. public elementary schools, not just charter schools.
|Student-Based Allocation to Enable School Choice||Marguerite Roza, Suzanne Simburg||01/2013||
This brief explains the need for student-based allocation to enable student choice and portable funding across schools within districts.
|Innovating Toward Sustainability: How Computer Labs Can Enable New Staffing Structures, and New Savings||Suzanne Simburg, Marguerite Roza||12/2012||
Using wage and staffing data from states, this paper projects the financial and staffing implications of one innovative school model (the Rocketship lab rotation) to highlight potential impacts on the schooling workforce and...
|Strife and Progress: Portfolio Strategies For Managing Urban Schools||Paul Hill, Christine Campbell, Betheny Gross||12/2012||
This new book from Paul Hill and colleagues explains the underlying idea of the portfolio strategy.
|New York State Special Education Enrollment Analysis||Robin Lake, Betheny Gross, Patrick Denice||11/2012||
This report examines the distribution of students with special needs in New York State charter and district-run schools. The analysis shows that different levels of comparison yield different results. The authors recommend...