Open-enrollment, charter schools, enrollment trends
Northwest Arkansas is home to nine public charter schools, with plans to open a new charter school for the 2020-21 school year. These schools, which serve unique missions, are some of the most highly ranked schools in the State of Arkansas. While critics argue that public charter schools segregate based on race or academic ability, national evidence finds that these claims are highly context specific. What conclusions can we draw about northwest Arkansas charter schools based on enrollment trends in recent years?
McKenzie, S. C., & McGee, J. B. (2020). Enrollment Trends in Northwest Arkansas Charter Schools. Policy Briefs. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/oepbrief/151