CREDO: Nonprofit charter networks excel | Joanne

Charter schools are most effective for black and Latino students, concludes the new charter-school report by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO). Achievement was highest for students attended nonprofit, networked schools.

CREDO found much higher achievement for students at schools backed by the Charter School Growth Fund, writes Alex Hernandez, a partner in the fund and a former math teacher. The fund supports nonprofit networks such as Uncommon Schools, Houston Gateway, or KIPP LA, he writes. Students “gain, on average, the equivalent of four additional months of learning…

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