Photo: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana
Second graders at Indianapolis charter school Christel House Academy play fraction games. An accelerated curriculum in the early years is key to the school's model.
Indiana lawmakers who supported last session’s education overhaul have billed charter schools as a better alternative than the state’s public schools for teaching low-income students. But state test scores from Spring 2011, used as a measure of student performance, show the opposite: Public school students have outperformed their charter school counterparts.
Click here to read the story on the StateImpact Indiana blog, where there’s a breakdown of school performance data and a radio feature taking a look at one charter school whose scores stand out.