Opening and Expanding

If you are looking for a toolkit to open a school in your state, please find your state's CSO (Charter Support Organization).

Featured Opening and Expanding Resources

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“A Synthesis of Research on Charter School Facilities” examines the…
Reports | 06 Oct, 2020
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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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A Tale of Two Grantees: How NYSED and NCDPI are Using CSP Funds to Make a Difference in Their States
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A Strategic Approach to School Improvement Using the Four Domains
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Don’t Stop Improving: A Strategic Approach to School Improvement Using the Four Domains

All Opening and Expanding Resources

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The Charter Connection - July 2022 Newsletters12 Jul, 2022   State Entity and Developer Grant Competitions are Open Now The U.S. Department of Education has released Notices Inviting Applications (NIAs) for the Charter School Programs' (CSP) State… Read more
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Voting With Their Feet: A State-Level Analysis of Public Charter School and District Public School Trends ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools01 Sep, 2021 Based on data collected and analyzed by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, during the first full school year of the COVID pandemic, the charter sector is likely to have… Read more
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Expanding What Works: Practical Authorizing Policies to Promote Quality Growth ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers12 Nov, 2020 In this report, NACSA, together with the Charter School Growth Fund, examines and identifies the policies and authorizing practices that support the expansion and replication of high-… Read more
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Accessing Federal Programs: A Guidebook for Charter School Operators and Developers Toolkits04 Apr, 2022 The U.S. Department of Education (ED) funds and administers education programs for a variety of purposes and recognizes and rewards excellence and improvement by students, schools, and… Read more
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The Charter Connection - November 2021 Newsletters18 Nov, 2021   First Things First - Thank You! 2021 was full of challenges and triumphs for educators and students as many of you navigated the return to in-person school. In response, NCSRC spent 2021… Read more
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Capacity-Building Guide for Founding Native American Charter Schools Toolkits07 Oct, 2021 Charter schools are a viable option for Native American tribal communities to engage in and support sovereignty and self-determination in education. The charter model affords the autonomy… Read more
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Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools, Part 2: The Roles and Perspectives of Charter School Leaders and Board Members Reports04 Oct, 2021 Although school failure and school improvement are complex challenges that look different in different contexts, patterns and trends associated with schools in distress are emerging. This… Read more
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The Charter Connection - August 2021 Newsletters24 Aug, 2021 Back-to-School Supports for English Learners English Learners (ELs) were tremendously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and require special consideration as schools prepare for a new year… Read more
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A Strategic City-Based Framework for Effectively and Efficiently Educating Students with Disabilities ReportsLauren Morando Rhim23 Jul, 2021 The Center for Learner Equity published a framework that introduces critical components of a strategic, city-based framework, along with details regarding how this can lead to better access… 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.