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Document Number: 5971

Charter Districts: The State of the Field MS Word PDF - This update of a 2003 StateNote describes the latest developments and trends in charter districts throughout the country. Charter districts, in which all or most of the schools are charter or contract schools, are part of broader efforts to improve public schools. Rather than operating schools themselves, these districts enter into charters or contracts with individuals and entities to run schools. The challenges to states and districts is to find a supply of high-quality charter operators and strike the delicate balance between autonomy and accountability. (Bryan Hassel and Todd Ziebarth, Education Commission of the States, March 2005)...
Author: Bryan Hassel and Todd Ziebarth
Publisher: ECS

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