Research Documents Minnesota Charter Schools' Growth

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A new analysis of Minnesota school data finds charter enrollment growth is slowing statewide after years of rapid increases.

The analysis Monday from the Center for School Change found charter enrollment grew by an average of 5.5 percent annually in the past two years, the lowest growth rate in more than a decade.

Charter enrollment quadrupled over the past decade, a period when traditional school enrollment fell 5 percent. Traditional schools still have many more students, about 786,000 compared to charter schools' 39,000.

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