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“A Synthesis of Research on Charter School Facilities” examines the…
Reports | 06 Oct, 2020
Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools
Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools Part 1: The Role and Perspective of Charter School Authorizers
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Indicators of Distress and What They Mean in the Charter Sector: A Webinar for Charter Sector Stakeholders Introducing…
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The Death Spiral: Identifying Early Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools (A Conversation with Authorizers)
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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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Public Charter Schools: Borrowing with Tax-Exempt Bonds (Third Edition) ReportsEugene Clark-Herrera, Marc Bauer, Todd Brewer, Steffi Chan, Darrin Glymph, Kathryn Garner, Alison Radecki09 Jan, 2019 This report provides best practices and  information about tax-exempt financing, including information about who and what types of projects qualify for tax-exempt financing… Read more
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Putting Students First: Profiles of District-Charter Collaboration in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts ReportsChait, R. & Keirstead, C.01 Jan, 2019 These brief profiles provide an overview of several cross-sector initiatives in the District of Columbia and in Massachusetts.  
The State Role in Supporting District-Charter Collaboration: Opportunities for Action ReportsChait, R., Dwyer, C., & Keirstead, C.01 Jan, 2019 This guide is intended as a resource for state education agency (SEA) leaders, other state-level policymakers, and their staff to prompt their thinking about what such support… 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
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National Alliance of Public Charter Schools Kansas Charter Law Score Publication National Alliance of Public Charter Schools26 Sep, 2018 Each year, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (the Alliance) ranks states based on how well their charter school laws align to a set of standards that the Alliance… Read more
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National Alliance of Public Charter Schools Oklahoma Charter Law Score Publication National Alliance of Public Charter Schools26 Sep, 2018 Each year, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (the Alliance) ranks states based on how well their charter school laws align to a set of standards that the Alliance… Read more