The State of Charter School Authorizing 2011
Implementing key practices well influences whether charter school authorizers approve strong applicants and close underperforming schools, says this annual report from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. To that end, its latest includes an index of essential practices. It also reviews every state’s number and type of charter school authorizers and the school portfolios they hold. Fewer charter schools are being closed for poor performance, and states with multiple authorizers have more charter schools.