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The new “Condition of Education 2010” report, released May 27, 2010 by the National Center on Education Statistics (NCES), found that from 1999 to 2008, the number of students enrolled in charter schools has nearly quadrupled, from 340,000 to 1.3 million students.
The findings of this study suggest that middle and high school students who attend charter schools significantly outperform their counterparts attending traditional schools, while the differences in student performance between charter and pilot schools were mixed.
This report examines state methods of promoting charter and innovative schools, as mentioned in the Race to the Top applications.
The first Charter School opened in Boston shortly after the landmark Massachusetts Education Reform Act in 1993. In 1995, the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teacher’s Union responded by creating their own version of the autonomous school model, known as the “Pilot School.” Fifteen years later, the goal of this report is to assess the impact of these new school models on student achievement.