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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 them. While… Read more
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Where are the Charter School Deserts in Oklahoma? ReportsThomas B. Fordham Institute26 Sep, 2018 The Thomas B. Fordham Institute details the distribution of schools in Oklahoma in order to provide educators and policymakers with information about communities that provide no access to… Read more
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Indianapolis Mayor-Sponsored Charter Schools Charter Accountability PublicationIndianapolis Mayor-Sponsored Charter Schools 25 Sep, 2018 The Indianapolis Mayor-Sponsored Charter Schools Office of Education Innovation provides rigorous oversight to Mayor-sponsored charter schools.This webpage provides governance, performance… Read more
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Jefferson County Public Schools Charter Schools Information AnnouncementsJefferson County Public Schools25 Sep, 2018 This webpage from Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, includes information on how to start a charter school within Jefferson County, as well contact information and… Read more
Index of Essential Practices: Kansas Authorizers ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers24 Sep, 2018 This resource from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers is adapted from the Index of Essential Practices, which details 12 practices, derived from NACSA’s Principles… Read more
Ohio School Boards Association Guide to Charter or Community Schools ToolkitsOhio School Boards Association13 Sep, 2018 The Guide to Charter or Community Schools publication from Ohio School Boards provides an informative snapshot of charter or community schools in Ohio. It provides information on what… Read more
SE Webinar: State Strategies to Provide Technical Assistance: How States are Strengthening Authorizing Webinar05 Sep, 2018 to 05 Sep, 2018 Facilitator: Alex Medler, National Charter School Resource Center Presenter:  Carol Beck, Maryland State Department of Education Adam Emerson, Florida Department of Education David Frank,… Read more
Inside Charter School Growth: The Emergence of Non-District Authorizers ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers13 Aug, 2018 During the past five years, a significant shift has occurred within the national charter school landscape: for the first time, most charter schools are being opened under entities other… Read more
SE Webinar: CMOs, Authorizers, and the Charter Schools Program Webinar17 Jul, 2018 to 17 Jul, 2018 Facilitator: Nelson Smith, Independent Consultant with Authorizing Background Presenter:  Alison Bagg, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Alex Medler, National… Read more
Quality Practice Project: Leadership, Commitment, Judgment: Elements of Successful Charter School Authorizing ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers01 Jun, 2018 Great authorizers—those with strong portfolios of charter schools—are moving the needle for their communities. But what exactly do these authorizers do differently to achieve stellar… Read more