Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Despite late payments from state, Indianapolis charter schools excel

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that charter school students in the city increased test scores by nearly 7 points last year on Indiana's standardized test, called Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus. In contrast, students in regular public elementary schools in Marion County only improved by 1.5 points and the county’s high school students actually had a slight score decline.

The news report also expresses concerns about the fiscal condition of the charter schools, which, ironically, is largely due to tardy payments from the Indiana state government.

Meanwhile, don’t expect such good news in Kentucky. We don’t even allow charter schools.

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