Quantity Counts: The Growth of Charter School Management Organizations
National Charter School Research Project
University of Washington
August 2007


Recently, new charter school development has slowed from the rapid rate it maintained during the last decade and a half. Based on interviews with 10 CEOs of organizations managing 10 or more schools, this report explores lessons from the experience of Education Management Organizations and Charter Management Organizations and answers the following questions: What have been the challenges and coping strategies of these organizations? How can their experience inform efforts to support the continued growth of high-quality U.S. charter schools?

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