Trends in Charter School Authorizing

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Belatedly, policymakers and researchers are recognizing that quality charter schools depend on quality charter school authorizing. This report presents findings from a pioneering national examination of the organizations that sponsor, oversee, and hold accountable U.S. charter schools. Its primary aim is to describe and characterize these crucial but little-known organizations.

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Authorizer Survey Online Appendix: Full Survey Responses (Word File)

Authorizer Survey Database (final data)