1. What is the mindset of a conversion charter school?
Conversion charter schools operate under an assumption that they can create an environment that fosters increased student achievement by increasing their accountability to all stakeholders (including the chartering authority), by increasing teacher mission and commitment and by valuing professional development, by increasing parent and community involvement in the school, by providing “wraparound” help for students, by holding high expectations for all students, and by frequent assessment and analysis of student performance to inform instruction. In addition, conversion charter schools must receive adequate funding, must have an effective organizational structure, must provide strong, stable and effective leadership, and must have adequate facilities or the means to acquire such facilities.
2. What are the advantages of being a conversion charter?
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