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Charter School and Public School Partnerships

White, Brian John (2007) Charter School and Public School Partnerships. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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AbstractThis study focuses on the creation of a charter school and public school partnership in Pennsylvania. Developing a partnership between a charter school and public district requires careful planning and specialized legal assistance. Successful partnerships can result in significant benefits to the charter school and public school district in the partnership.This study documents in detail the creation and operation of the Beaver Area Academic Charter School, the development of the partnership with Beaver Area School District and the innovative instructional programs that have been created as a result of this partnership. Additionally the study documents the financial benefits and the opportunities to share and consolidate services.The implications of this study for other educators in Pennsylvania can be divided into two themes: (1) Guidelines for those planning to create a charter school partnership with a public school district; and (2) benefits, possibilities and consequences of charter school and public school partnerships operating in Pennsylvania.As the primary founder of the Beaver Area Academic Charter School and as the principal researcher in this study, this dissertation is a documentation of my own learning in this about charter school and school district partnerships. It is my hope that other educators in Pennsylvania can create such partnerships to enhance the academic achievement of students. this study provide guidelines to creating successful public school partnerships.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
White, Brian
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairWerlinich, Joejwerlini@pitt.eduJWERLINI
Committee MemberSchaughency, Betty Sue
Committee MemberMcClure, Maureenmmcclure@pitt.eduMMCCLURE
Committee MemberHughes, Seanshughes@pitt.eduSHUGHES
Date: 29 January 2007
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 3 October 2006
Approval Date: 29 January 2007
Submission Date: 17 October 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: increasing school resources; innovative instructional programs
Other ID:, etd-10172006-100853
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:03
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:50


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