Creating New Schools: The Strategic Management of Charter Schools

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Date Published: 10/01/2003

Author(s): Peter Frumkin, Harvard - JFK School of Government

Publisher: The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This article is essentially a how-to guide to effective strategic management of charter schools. As top priority is given to schools’ survival, few charter leaders have the time to think strategically about how their efforts are ultimately geared towards creating a viable high-performing organization. The central point of this report is that the absence of long-term strategy carries a cost and that quality management requires strategic thinking. The report has four parts: the elements of strategy, stages of school development, school management, and performance measurement. The article provides a usable model to frame and focus the important work of managing charter schools.

Topics: Education, Children & Youth, --Educational Facilities

Type: Guidebook