About Charter Schools - Replaced by Bizzuka

Charter schools are public schools that are responsive to students' needs and are held accountable for improved student achievement. They are highly innovative and designed to deliver programs tailored to educational excellence and the needs of the communities they serve. They are granted by the Arkansas State Board of Education and operate with flexibility from several of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools.

The basic concept of a charter school is to exercise increased autonomy in return for accountability. Charter schools are responsible to several groups for both academic results and fiscal practices: the sponsor that grants them; the parents who choose them and the public that funds them.
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