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Study: DC charters leave transfer enrollments to traditional public schools

August 8, 2019

The Center for American Progress’ findings have implications for districts where there is a large charter school presence.

Higher academic achievement, along with greater freedom for innovation, is often promoted as one of the benefits of a charter school education. Previous studies of charter schools in Chicago and elsewhere have found that students at these schools perform better academically than their peers in traditional public schools — though research on student performance in the charter sector as a whole is certainly mixed.

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