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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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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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.  
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 could look… Read more
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Fostering Collaboration Between District and Charter Schools ToolkitsAllender, S., Browning, A., Chait, R., Dwyer, C., Keirstead, C., & Nabors, A01 Jan, 2019 This toolkit is intended to help state and local policymakers learn from documented successes, anticipate and address potential barriers, and facilitate cross-sector initiatives to improve… Read more
Reinvigorating the Pipeline: Insights into proposed and approved charter schools ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers01 Mar, 2019 National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) conducted an analysis of the charter school pipeline in the U.S.—what schools are being proposed and by whom and which schools are… Read more
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High-Quality Charter Authorizing Policy Profiles - New Hampshire Profiles The High-Quality Charter Authorizing Policy Profiles (State Profiles) are summaries of states’ charter school authorization policy contexts. The 27 entities that are profiled represent the… Read more
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High-Quality Charter Authorizing Policy Profiles - New Jersey Profiles The High-Quality Charter Authorizing Policy Profiles (State Profiles) are summaries of states’ charter school authorization policy contexts. The 27 entities that are profiled represent the… Read more
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High-Quality Charter Authorizing Policy Profiles - Florida Profiles The High-Quality Charter Authorizing Policy Profiles (State Profiles) are summaries of states’ charter school authorization policy contexts. The 27 entities that are profiled represent the… Read more