District Public Schools + Chartered Public Schools

Memo • March 2016 • By Ted Kolderie

Public education now has two sectors: a district sector and a chartered sector. Chartering—and this two-sector arrangement in general—needs to be thought of as a strategy for change, not just a set of schools. Given flexibility, the chartered sector can and does generate the needed innovation, the necessary improvements in learning.

This white paper tees up a continuing coverage through 2016 of the Minnesota chartered sector—of developments in its schools, among the authorizers, in its legislative, and institutional setting and in the policy discussion about its role in public education. You can follow this coverage on our blog.