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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 AppleTree Institute and Hiawatha Academies Are Using CSP Funds to Make a Difference in…

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Building Excellent Schools Fellowship PublicationBuilding Excellent Schools 11 Aug, 2011 The BES Fellowship is a rigorous, yearlong, full-time training program in urban charter school creation and leadership. There are currently 37 BES Schools in 17 cities across the country… Read more
Charter School Executives: Toward a New Generation of Leadership ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools 11 Aug, 2011 This report examines the need to expand the supply of charter school leaders as the number of charter schools continues to increase. The authors propose several policy options to address… Read more
Teacher Stability and Turnover in Los Angeles: The Influence of Teacher and School Characteristics ReportsUniversity of California, Berkeley19 Jul, 2011 This July 2011 working paper from the University of California, Berkeley, examines teacher turnover in Los Angeles public schools across a wide range of factors from 2002 to 2009. It… Read more
Parent Involvement in Urban Charter Schools: New Strategies for Increasing Participation ReportsJoanna Smith, Priscilla Wohlstetter, Chuan Ally Kuzin, and Kris De Pedro11 Jul, 2011 This report in the School Community Journal at the Academic Development Institute examines parent involvement programs at twelve charter schools across six U.S. states using Epstein's model… Read more
Alternative Certification of Teachers ReportsGene V. Glass, Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice25 Apr, 2011 This 2008 report examines the effectiveness of alternatively certified teachers and attempts to cast new light on the issues in the debate about alternative certification. The report… Read more
An Evaluation of Teachers Trained Through Different Routes to Certification ReportsJill Constantine, Daniel Player, Tim Silva, Kristin Hallgren, Mary Grider and John Deke, Institute of Education Sciences25 Apr, 2011 This 2009 report examines the effects on student achievement of teachers who chose to be trained through different routes to certification. The report also examines how observed teacher… Read more
Characteristics of Effective Alternative Teacher Certification Programs PublicationDaniel C. Humphrey, Marjorie E. Wechsler - SRI International; Heather J. Hough - Stanford University25 Apr, 2011 This 2008 report uses multiple data collection activities and focuses on seven alternative certification programs to determine the characteristics of effective alternative certification… Read more
Does Teacher Preparation Matter? Evidence about Teacher Certification, Teach for America, and Teacher Effectiveness PublicationLinda Darling-Hammond, Deborah J. Holtzman, Su Jin Gatlin, and Julian Vasquez Heilig25 Apr, 2011 Using a data set from Houston, Texas, this 2005 article links student characteristics and achievement with data about their teachers' certification status, experience, and degree levels… Read more
Educating School Teachers ReportsArthur Levine25 Apr, 2011 This 2006 report is the second in a series of policy papers on education. The report uses data from national surveys regarding how principals and teachers feel about the quality of… Read more
Insights into Alternative Certification: Initial Findings From a National Study PublicationDaniel C. Humphrey and Marjorie E. Wechsler, SRI International25 Apr, 2011 This 2007 article describes seven alternative certification programs in detail, drawing on interviews and document reviews. The seven programs are: Teacher Education Institute in Elk Grove… Read more