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Reports | 21 Sep, 2020
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The Death Spiral: Identifying Early Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools (A Conversation with Authorizers)
A diagnostic tool for school leaders to identify alternatives to school-based policing
Critical Questions and Steps for Leaders to Reduce or End School-Based Policing
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Charting the Course to Equity: K-12 Leaders of Color and Student Success
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A Tale of Two Grantees: How NYSED and NCDPI are Using CSP Funds to Make a Difference in Their States

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Shifting to At-Home Learning ToolkitsTNTP01 Mar, 2020 This toolkit provides school and network leaders with a framework to plan for improving their approach to serving all students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The framework includes… Read more
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Key Trends in Special Education in Charter Schools in 2015-2016: Secondary Analysis of the Civil Rights Data Collection ReportsNational Center for Special Education in Charter Schools14 Nov, 2019 Using data from the US Department of Education’s biennial Civil Rights Data Collection effort, the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) identifies… Read more
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Charting the Course to Equity: K-12 Leaders of Color and Student Success ReportsCalifornia Charter Schools Association01 Nov, 2019 This study by the California Charter Schools Association considers the potential positive impacts of racially diverse leadership in California, specifically exploring how public K… Read more
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Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools ReportsNational Charter School Institute01 Oct, 2019 The National Charter School Institute's A-GAME project and National Authorizer Leadership Team members are focused on "getting accountability right" for alternative education… Read more
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State Policy Snapshot: Facilities Funding for Public Charter Schools ReportsCharter School Facility Center at National Alliance for Public Charter Schools22 Jun, 2019 Charter school leaders struggle to find suitable and affordable facilities to house their growing student populations.  This report by the National Alliance for Public Charter… Read more
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The State of the Charter Sector: What You Need to Know About the Charter Sector Today ReportsBellwether Education Partners22 Jan, 2019 Bellwether Education Partners (Bellwether) summarizes policies and trends and the current status of charter schools in the United States in this January 2019 presentation. The… Read more
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Behind the Scenes: The Critical Support Roles that Charter Schools Program Credit Enhancement Recipients Play to Improve Charter School Facilities Access ReportsNational Charter School Resource Center18 Jan, 2019 Charter schools have always had difficulty finding affordable buildings. In response, charter school supporters have explored many policy and market approaches, ranging from… Read more
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Charter School Facilities Financing Sources: Exploring Quality Opportunity Zones and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Programs ReportsNational Charter School Resource Center26 Dec, 2018 Nationally, the demand for charter schools is high, yet access to affordable school facilities is a continued barrier to the growth of the charter sector. New charter organizers… Read more
2018 Illinois Charter Schools Conference Event 15 Nov, 2018 Join educators, administrators, community members, and public school advocates on November 15 for the Illinois Network of Charter Schools’ 7th annual Illinois Charter Schools… Read more
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Impact of ESSA Provisions on Authorizing ReportsNational Charter School Resource Center11 Oct, 2018 Charter schools face high-stakes accountability. When charter schools fail to perform as expected, including as measured on state tests, authorizers are often expected to close… Read more