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Wed June 26, 2013
State charters doing better than public schools in math, reading
LANSING, MI (AP)-- A new study shows Michigan is among 10 states in which charter school performance has outpaced traditional public school growth in both math and reading.
The report released Tuesday by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University evaluated charter school performance in 26 states and Washington, D.C.
Michigan's charter school students were found to gain the equivalent of an additional 43 days of learning in reading and 43 days in math.
Thirty-five percent of Michigan charter schools have significantly more positive learning gains in reading than their traditional public school counterparts, while 2 percent have significantly lower gains. Forty-two percent outperform their traditional public school peers in math while 6 percent perform worse.
This is the first time Michigan is included in the study.