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Charter schools: References

Betts, J. R. & Tang, Y. E. (2008). Value-added and experimental studies of the effect of charter schools on student achievement. Seattle, WA: National Charter School Research Project, Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington Bothell. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://www.crpe.org/cs/crpe/download/csr_files/pub_ncsrp_bettstang_dec08.pdf

Booker, K., Sass, T. R. Gill, B., & Zimmer, R. (2008). Going beyond test scores: Evaluating charter school impact on educational attainment in Chicago and Florida. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Braun, H., Jenkins, F., & Grigg, W. (2006). A closer look at charter schools using hierarchical linear modeling. (NCES 2006-460). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

California Charter Schools Association. (2008). Case Study of Keiller Leadership Academy. Los Angeles, CA: California Charter Schools Association. Retrieved on December 4, 2009, from http://www.transform-myschool.org/case_studies/2/original/Keiller_case.pdf.

Cavanaugh, C. July 2009. “Effectiveness of cyber charter schools: A review of research on learnings,” TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning(53)4, 28-31.

Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO). (2009). Multiple choice: Charter performance in 16 states. Stanford, CA: Stanford University. Retrieved on October 30, 2009, from http://credo.stanford.edu/.

Finn, Jr., C. E., Hassel, B. C., & Speakman, S., August 2005. Charter school funding: Inequity’s next frontier. Washington, D.C.: Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Progress Analytics Institute, and Public Impact. Retrieved on November 25, 2009, from http://www.edexcellence.net/doc/Charter%20School%20Funding%202005%20FINAL.pdf.

Frankenberg, E., Siegel-Hawley, G., Wang, J. (2010). Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards. Los Angeles, CA: The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu.

Green Dot Public Schools. “Driving reform: How green dot is driving reform in Los Angeles.” Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved on Feb. 11, 2010, from http://www.greendot.org/driving_reform

Hanushek, E. (2009). “Why are some environments better than others for charter schools? Today’s policy question.” Washington, DC: Education Next. Retrieved on October 29, 2009, from http://educationnext.org/why-are-some-environments-better-than-others-for-charter-schools-today%e2%80%99s-policy-question/

Henig, J. (2008). What do we know about the outcomes of KIPP schools? East Lansing, MI: The Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice.

Hess, F. M. Ten questions for the secretary of education. National Review Online. Retrieved on March 18, 2009, from http://www.frederickhess.org/5038/ten-questions-for-the-secretary-of-education.

Higgins, M., & Hess, F. (No. 4, April 2009). "The challenges for charter schools: Replicating success." Education Outlook. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

Hoxby, C. M., Murarka, S. and Kang, J. (September 2009). “How New York City's charter schools affect achievement, August 2009 report.” Second report in series. Cambridge, MA: New York City Charter Schools Evaluation Project. Retrieved on November 6, 2009, from http://www.nber.org/~schools/charterschoolseval/how_NYC_charter_schools_affect_achievement_sept2009.pdf.

Hoxby, C.M. (2002) Would school choice change the teaching profession? Journal of Human Resources. 37(4), 846-891. 

Kane, T., Abdulkadiroglu, A., Angrist, J., Cohodes, S., Dynarski, S., Fullerton, J., & Pathak, P. (2009). Informing the debate: Comparing Boston's charter, pilot, and traditional schools. Boston, MA: Boston Foundation. Retrieved on November 9, 2009, from http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~pfpie/pdf/InformingTheDebate_Final.pdf

Lake, R. (2010). Hopes, fears and reality: A balanced look at American charter schools in 2009. Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public Education, National Charter School Research Project. Retrieved on February 1, 2010, from

Lake, R. (2008). Hopes, fears and reality: A balanced look at American charter schools in 2008. Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public Education, National Charter School Research Project. Retrieved on November 11, 2009, from http://www.crpe.org/cs/crpe/download/csr_files/pub_ncsrp_hfr08_dec08.pdf

Lake, R. & Hill, P. (2006). Hopes, fears and reality: A Balanced look at American charter schools in 2006. Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public Education, National Charter School Research Project. Retrieved on November 11, 2009, from http://www.crpe.org/cs/crpe/download/csr_files/hfrdec1_web.pdf.

Medina, J. "Teachers say union faces resistance from Brooklyn charter school," New York Times, Feb. 6, 2009.

Miron, G. & Urschel, J. (2009a). Profiles of nonprofit education management organizations: 2008–2009. Boulder, CO and Tempe, AZ: Education and the Public Interest Center and Education Policy Research Unit. Retrieved on November 10, 2009, from http://epicpolicy.org/files/NP%2008-09.pdf

Miron, G. & Urschel, J. (2009b). Profiles of for-profit education management organizations: 2008–2009 Boulder, CO and Tempe, AZ: Education and the Public Interest Center & Education Policy Research Unit. Retrieved on November 11, 2009, from http://epicpolicy.org/files/08-09%20profiles%20report.pdf

Molnar, A., Wilson, G., & Allen, D. (2004). Profiles of for-profit education management organizations: 2003-2004 Boulder, CO and Tempe, AZ: Education and the Public Interest Center and Education Policy Research Unit. Retrieved January 11, 2010 from http://epicpolicy.org/files/EPSL-0402-101-CERU.pdf

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. (2009a) Charter school achievement: What we know. Fifth Edition. Washington, DC: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Retrieved on November 11, 2009, from http://www.publiccharters.org/files/publications/Summary%20of%20Achievement%20Studies%20Fifth%20Edition%202009_Final.pdf

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. (2009b) Public charter school dashboard. Washington, DC: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Retrieved on November 10, 2009, from http://www.publiccharters.org/dashboard/.

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. (2009c). A new model law for supporting the growth of high-quality public charter schools. Washington, DC. Retrieved on January 13, 2010, from http://www.publiccharters.org/files/publications/ModelLaw_P7-wCVR.pdf.

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2010. How state charter laws rank against the new model public charter school law.Washington, DC. Retrieved on January 13, 2010, from http://www.publiccharters.org/files/publications/DB-ModelLaw_Report_01-12-10.pdf.

National Association of Charter School Authorizers. (July, 2009). The state of charter school authorizing 2008: A report on NACSA’s authorizer survey. Chicago, IL. Retrieved on January 7, 2010, from http://www.qualitycharters.org/files/public/Authorizing_Report_2008_FINrev_web.pdf.

National Center for Education Statistics. (2009) Digest of Education Statistics 2008 (NCES 2209-020). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Services. Retrieved on November 10, 2009, from http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d08/tables/dt08_101.asp

RPP International. (2000). The state of charter schools 2000—Fourth-year report. (January 2000). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved on November 2, 2009, from http://www.ed.gov/pubs/charter4thyear/index.html.

Russo, A. Charters and unions: What’s the future for this unorthodox relationship? Harvard Education Letter(26)1, January/February 2010. Retrieved on NOvember 2, 2009, from www.hepg.org/hel/article/432.

SRI International. (2001). Evaluation of the public charter schools program:Year one evaluation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Planning and Evaluation Service. Retrieved on November 10, 2009, from http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/choice/pcsp-year1/edlite-intro.html.

Teske, P., Schneider, M., Buckley, J., & Clark, S. (2000). Does charter school competition improve traditional public schools? New York, NY: Manhattan Institute. Retrieved on January 7, 2010, from http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cr_10.htm.  

Zimmer, R., Gill, B., Booker, K., Lavertu, S., Sass, T. R., & Witte, J. Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Retrieved on November 13, 2009, from http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG869/.

This document was prepared for the Center for Public Education by Eileen M. O’Brien and Chuck Dervarics. O’Brien is an independent education researcher and consultant in Alexandria, Virginia. Much of her work has focused on access to quality education for disadvantaged and minority populations. O’Brien has a Master of Public Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Loyola University, Chicago. Chuck Dervarics is an education writer and former editor of Report on Preschool Programs, a national independent newsletter on pre-k, Head Start, and child care policy. As a writer and researcher, he has contributed to case studies and research projects of the Southern Education Foundation, the American Council on Education, and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, often focusing on issues facing disadvantaged populations. Dervarics has a Bachelors degree from George Washington University.

Posted: March 24, 2010

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