In the News: When Charter Schools Open, Neighboring Schools RecuperateApril 27, 2019
A new study looks at the impact of co-location, the concept of allowing a charter school to open up inside the same building for a district public school when there is space available.
As Beth Hawkins writes in the 74,
Groundbreaking new research from Temple University assistant professor Sarah Cordes finds that at the least in Ny city, the appearance on the charter school features a positive relation to students within the traditional school already in the building.
“Just the existence of an alternate does it,” Cordes told The 74 in a far-ranging interview. “It really doesn’t matter how great that alternative is – it’s just the fact that alternative possibly there is, it’s in the building, and the ones look at it daily.”
A report on earlier research around the effect of charter schools on students in traditional district schools can be located here.
An earlier EdNext article looks at the impact of charter competition on policy and rehearse in urban school districts.