Opening and Expanding

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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

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A Synthesis of Research on Charter School Facilities Reports06 Oct, 2020 “A Synthesis of Research on Charter School Facilities” examines the current state of charter school access to facilities, including facility acquisition and ownership, and facility funding… Read more
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Risk in Charter School Lending: Indicators of Distress and the Charter School Growth Fund’s Approach to Risk Management Webinar16 Sep, 2020 to 16 Sep, 2020 Charter school lenders make decisions every day about which schools to provide financial support to while weighing the risks associated with making those decisions. The purpose of this… Read more
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A Tale of Two Grantees: How NYSED and NCDPI are Using CSP Funds to Make a Difference in Their States Webinar11 Aug, 2020 to 11 Aug, 2020 How are State Entity (SE) grantees working to make an impact in their States? The National Charter School Resource Center connected with leaders from the North Carolina Department of Public… Read more
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A Tale of Two Grantees: How AppleTree Institute and Hiawatha Academies Are Using CSP Funds to Make a Difference in Their Communities Webinar29 Jul, 2020 to 29 Jul, 2020 How have CMOs expanded and replicated high-quality schools? The National Charter School Resource Center connected with leaders from AppleTree Institute and Hiawatha Academies to find out… Read more
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A Strategic Approach to School Improvement Using the Four Domains Webinar30 Jun, 2020 to 30 Jun, 2020 "Empathy and sympathy cannot lead to academic apathy. COVID is the catalyst for all to refine schools." -Quest Academy Wondering how your peers are tackling school improvement in the wake… Read more
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Don’t Stop Improving: A Strategic Approach to School Improvement Using the Four Domains Webinar13 May, 2020 to 13 May, 2020 State Entity grantees gathered to explore how to strategically adjust or initiate school improvement actions in the immediate, short-, and long-term using the Four Domains for Significant… Read more
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Preparation for Replication: Case Study of AECI Case Study20 Mar, 2020 Introduction More than 4,000 charter schools around the country operate as independent, “mom and pop” schools without the supports of charter management organizations (CMOs).1 These… Read more
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Four Domains for Significant and Sustainable Charter School Improvement: A Systems Framework for the Charter Context ReportsAimee Evan, Steve Canavero (WestEd)04 Feb, 2020 WestEd’s Four Domains for Significant and Sustainable Charter School Improvement builds on their Four Domains Framework for Rapid School Improvement, which has been used in more than 25… Read more
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SMART Objectives Toolkit ToolkitsThe National Charter School Resource Center31 Jan, 2020 The SMART Objectives Toolkit from the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) is designed to help prospective and current Charter School Programs (CSP) grantees develop successful… Read more
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State Policy Snapshot: Facilities Funding for Public Charter Schools ReportsCharter School Facility Center at National Alliance for Public Charter Schools22 Jun, 2019 Charter school leaders struggle to find suitable and affordable facilities to house their growing student populations.  This report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (… Read more