National Charter School Research Project

The main study in this ongoing series by the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education evaluated the student demographics, learning practices and results at charter schools run by CMOs. Among other findings, its authors conclude that CMO-run school serve higher percentages of low-income, minority students than traditional schools but fewer children with special needs; and that CMO-run schools with comprehensive student behavior plans perform better than those without such plans in place.