#EIE17: STRATEGY SESSION VIII – Turning the Tide: Tools to Promote Charter School Growth

Strategy Session VIII: Turning the Tide: Tools to Promote Charter School Growth. Recorded at the 2017 National Summit on Education Reform on Thursday, November 30 in Nashville, Tennessee. According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, only 329 new charter schools opened across the United States in 2016, down from 640 new charters in 2013. Charter schools are still growing, but at a much slower rate than just a few years ago. Why are we seeing fewer new charter schools? What can policymakers do to ensure that new high-quality charter schools are able to open and serve families? Join this session for a conversation with researchers and state lawmakers to learn what is behind this trend and how states can address the need for more quality schools in our communities. Moderator: Neerav Kingsland, Chief Executive Officer, Hastings Fund Panelists: — Richard Corcoran, Speaker, Florida State House of Representatives — Robin Lake, Director, Center on Reinventing Public Education — Michael McShane, Ph.D., Director of National Research, EdChoice — Angela Williams, Senator, Colorado State Senate