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Document Number: 10859

The Role of Charter Restarts in School Reform - When charters don’t meet expectations, the word “closure” comes to mind. But there’s a relatively recent alternative, the authors of this study point out–charter restarts. With restarts, a new high quality organization is brought in to run the school and a newly formed board is installed, but the children stay where they are, avoiding the possibility that there will be few or no high-quality school options available. Disruption of students’ lives is minimized, as well as disruption to surrounding schools. Five urban charter restarts are profiled. (Daniela Doyle and Tim Field, Public Impact, August 2013)...

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