The Grand Valley State University Charter Schools Office supports and facilitates research-based inquiry within the portfolio of GVSU’s charter public schools to gain a deeper understanding about them.  Evidence from the research is used to further oversight and support for the 34,000+ students enrolled in GVSU charter public schools.


Analysis of Continuity of Learning Plans
An independent review of the Continuity of Learning Plans (CLP) all GVSU charter public schools submitted detailing how the portfolio transitioned to distance learning during school closures related to COVID-19. Read the CLP report

Projects and Papers

Analysis of Teacher Educational Institute and Student Growth
We wanted to know if student success in the GVSU CSO portfolio was affected by where a teacher received his or her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Read white paper

Overview of Policy Efforts to Improve Education in Detroit
A lot has happened with Detroit education in the past 25 years. We took a brief look at how the current landscape was created. Read overview