NCREL's Policy Briefs

Charter Schools:
A New Breed of Public Schools

Report 2, 1993


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What are Charter Schools? A Definition

What exactly are Charter Schools? The strict definition is rather straightforward. State-legislated Charter Schools are legally independent, innovative, outcome-based, public schools. Common characteristics include:


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Posted on March 6, 1995

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