CCSA Releases African American Student Performance in Charter Schools Report

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October 4, 2011 One of the most pressing issues in public education today is the persistent racial and achievement gap between African American students and their White and Asian peers. The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has an interest in understanding how the state's charter public schools can accelerate closing achievement gaps for African American students, while at the same time advancing educational innovation that improves teaching and learning for all public school students.

Following months of research, CCSA released this week the Chartering and Choice as an Achievement Gap-Closing Reform report, which details the performance and enrollment trends of African American students in both charter public and traditional public schools. The results show that California charter public schools are effectively accelerating the performance of African American public school students, and that African American students are enrolled at higher percentage in California charters, among other findings.

The report also features profiles of three highly effective charter schools in serving African American students from key cities--Los Angeles, Oakland and Sacramento--where best practices were both identified and confirmed.

For more information, including how to download a copy of the report and watch a video of the schools profiled in the report, visit www.ccsa.org/africanamericanreport.

aareportthumb.png (Feature: Small Thumbnail)For more information, including how to download a copy of the report and watch a video of the schools profiled in the report, visit www.ccsa.org/africanamericanreport.