Report on African American Performance in Charters; Sacramento School Highlighted

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October 6, 2011 Last week, one of our local charters, PS7, was the venue for our statewide public release of the much anticipated Chartering and Choice as an Achievement Gap Closing Reform: The Success of California Charter Schools in Promoting African American Achievement report, which details the performance and enrollment trends of African American students in California's public schools, including charter schools.

The research report found that charter schools are effectively accelerating the performance of African American students. In addition, the report found that charter schools have consistently earned higher African American Academic Performance Index (API) scores and proficiency rates statewide, in many urban districts, including Sacramento, and across subjects.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, charter leader Margaret Fortune, as well as parents and community members, were on hand to recognize charters for their efforts. PS7 is profiled in the report as a best practice case study. For more information, click here.