District-charter collaboration continues to grow

Ed Week

A decade ago, these types of collaboration between charter schools and traditional district schools were extremely rare. More often, the two sectors were at war over funding, students, facilities, and more fundamentally, whether the charter movement would help shore up, or tear down, traditional public schools. But the number of school districts and charter schools that are interested in actively working together is on the rise.n one panel, Eric Gordon, the CEO of the Cleveland district, Scott Pearson, the executive director of the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board, and Ahmed Young, the director of the office of education innovation in the mayor’s office in Indianapolis, discussed the extent of charter school-district collaboration in their cities.

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