NCSRC recently published A Synthesis of Research on Charter School Facilities, a new, in-depth report on charter school facilities that examines the current state of charter school access to facilities, including facility acquisition and ownership, and facility funding and financing.
The report identifies four key findings relevant to the current state of charter school facilities:
- The average U.S. public school building is aged and in need of maintenance, and low-income and students of color are disproportionately likely to attend schools in underfunded and poor-quality facilities.
- Access to facilities may be influencing the charter school pipeline and the amount of public funds spent on charter facilities.
- Many State funding and financing programs designed to offset the cost of charter school facilities are not currently funded.
- Programs providing credit enhancement to charter schools offer low-cost and highly effective means for expanding affordable financing options for charter schools.
Learn more and read the report.