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As Charter Schools Expand, Research and Evidence-Based Practices Are Critical

The charter school movement has grown exponentially since the early 1990s, when Minnesota passed the first state law allowing the establishment of public charter schools. Across 43 states and the District of Columbia, 7,000 charter schools now enroll more than 3 million students, according to a National Center for Education Statistics report co-authored by AIR.

Megan Austin leads AIR’s research and evaluation on school choice. In this Q&A, she highlights how research and evidence-based practices can help charter management organizations and charter school leaders build capacity, develop effective teachers and leaders, and meet the needs of their students.

To view the full article from the American Institutes for Research, click here.