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This policy brief presents updated information on charter schools, particularly on developments in the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) region. Contents include a letter from Toivola-Meadowlands Charter School students and interviews with two parents from the Toivola-Meadowlands, Minnesota, Charter Schools. The parents report that the implementation process is strenuous, but is offset by a decrease in bureaucracy, increased parent and student involvement, and more innovations in teaching. Proposed and recent legislation regarding charter schools is described for the following states: Illinois, Michigan, California, Arizona, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. (LMI)

Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education, Parent Attitudes, School Restructuring, State Action, State Legislation, Student Attitudes

North Central Regional Educational Lab., 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480.

Author: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.


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