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Charter Schools’ Role in Turnaround and Transformation

How does the charter school model factor into efforts to turn around low-achieving campuses? Why haven’t more charter management organizations signed on for school turnarounds? What questions should reporters be asking when faced with conflicting data on charter school performance?

Panelists: Scott Elliott, Indianapolis Star (moderator); Ursula Wright, interim president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; Matt Troha, principal of Mastery Charter Schools, Thomas Campus, Philadelphia; Margaret Raymond, director, The Center for Research on Education Outcomes, Stanford University; Gary Miron, professor, Western Michigan University. Recorded at EWA’s March 24, 2012 seminar at the University of Chicago, “School Turnarounds: Are SIG Dollars Making a Difference?”

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