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Progressive Policy Institute

You are cordially invited to join the

Progressive Policy Institute

for a special event

Going Exponential: Speeding the Growth of High-Quality Charter Schools

Featured Panelists:
R. Brooks Garber
,
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Bryan Hassel, Public Impact
Eva Moskowitz
, Success Charter Network

Andrew Rotherham, Bellwether Education Partners

Moderator:
Will Marshall
, President, Progressive Policy Institute

Date:
Thursday, Feb. 17,  2011
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Location:
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Bloomberg Room
Washington, DC


RSVP to attend this event.

If you have any questions, please contact 202-525-3926.

Space is limited. RSVP required.


The public charter school movement, hindered by major political and financial obstacles, has made slow and uneven progress over the last two decades. Its detractors charge that charters produce, on average, results no better than traditional public schools. Yet no one denies that there are many high-quality charters. As movingly described in documentaries such as Waiting for Superman, these schools are giving hope to poor families desperate for alternatives to the “drop-out factories” that plague many low-income communities.

Charter skeptics and enthusiasts, therefore, ought to be able to agree that it would be good for America’s neediest families have more high-performing charters schools. The question is how to spur such growth.

Please join us as PPI unveils a new study by Bryan Hassel of Public Impact: Going Exponential: Growing the Charter School Sector’s Best. The report draws lessons from high-growth organizations in other sectors for charter school operators and management organizations and offers charter operators practical advice for how to scale up.

PPI is also proud to present three distinguished commentators: Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Charter Network in New York, Andy Rotherham, co-founder at Bellwether Education Partners and Brooks Garbor Vice President for Federal Advocacy of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.