BOSTON (AP) — Parents, students, teachers and other people interested in the state’s schools are expected to crowd into the Massachusetts Statehouse for a public hearing on nearly three dozen education-related bills. Considering that the program’s inception, the Department has invested more than $3 billion in the charter school sector, and worked to strengthen accountability and high quality of charter schools that are generating opportunities for students facing challenging situations. During the 2013-14 school year, for example, practically half of the nation’s public charter schools benefited from CSP investments.
Educators are major innovative, neighborhood-primarily based public charter schools that educate nearly 3 million students across the country. The Division is proud to support higher-high quality public charter schools, particularly these that are producing pathways to college, credentials and careers for low-revenue students and 1st-generation college-goers. The funding will allow them to run state-level grant competitions to help about 400 new and expanded public charter schools.
This year’s CSP replication and expansion system will invest much more than $32 million in 12 high-good quality charter management organizations (CMOs) that serve students from low-revenue households. Most of this year’s grantees are newer CMOs who are receiving their initial charter grant. They are especially focused on educating students who would otherwise be enrolled in low-performing schools and on encouraging diversity inside their student populations.
Prior to today’s announcement, the CMO plan had previously invested over $230 million in arranging and implementing much more than 400 higher-good quality public charter schools and opening more than 250 public charter schools across 20 states. A lot of public charter schools, especially those serving students in higher-poverty, urban locations, have noticed promising improvements in student achievement. According to a 2013 study by Stanford University’s Center for Study on Education Outcomes (CREDO), the relative functionality of charter schools compared to traditional schools has enhanced each year.
The most recent CREDO study showed that charter school students in urban areas obtain roughly 40 days of further learning per year in math and 28 further days of finding out per year in reading. The Department is committed to working with its partners at the state and local level to hold charter schools and their operators to high expectations for academic and operational excellence. I came to see a lot more about Charter schools here and appear at issues parents and students faced in the course of school time.