Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Charter Schools

Massachusetts Charter Schools were established by the Education Reform Act of 1993. These schools are granted a charter by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The charters are for a five year period.

Charter schools have the freedom of hiring, curriculum, teaching methods, and budgets among other facets of the school.

For those communities that are seeking information and guidance about charter schools in Massachusetts, the State Library has a collection of the applications, prospectuses and annual reports of the charter schoools.

Bette Siegel
Government Documents Librarian