Thursday, June 27, 2013

Study: Poor, minority students see biggest advantages from charter schools; general gains seen

Minority students in charter schools across the country made bigger improvements in their reading and math scores than their peers in regular public schools.    - - Donna Poisl

Article by: CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press

Charter schools benefit students from poor families, black students and Hispanic English-language learners more than their peers in other groups, a study shows.

Overall, charter school students are faring better than they were four years ago, surpassing those in traditional public schools in reading gains and keeping pace in math, according to the National Charter School Study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

The study, released Tuesday, updated and expanded upon 2009 findings comparing student performance on standardized reading and math tests.
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