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Summer 2013


Strong, stable charter school boards are critical to charter school success. The education of over two million students is entrusted to charter school boards and education reformers have an obligation to assure that these boards are properly supported, trained and informed. The purpose of this article is to underscore the importance of strong, competent charter school boards and to highlight the need for board support and training. The article describes the concept of charter schools, the functions of charter boards, problems encountered by charter boards, and recommendations for improving effectiveness.


This article was published in the Summer 2013 issue of The Charter Schools Resource Journal.

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