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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Introduction More than 4,000 charter schools around the country…
Case Study | 20 Mar, 2020
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Four Domains for Significant and Sustainable Charter School Improvement: A Systems Framework for the Charter Context
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State Policy Snapshot: Facilities Funding for Public Charter Schools
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The State of the Charter Sector: What You Need to Know About the Charter Sector Today

All Opening and Expanding Resources

Partnership Schools: New Governance Models for Creating Quality School Options in Districts ReportsRobin Lake01 Oct, 2017 In at least 10 U.S. cities, a new partnership schools model is emerging. This “third way” governance strategy can break through contentious district-charter divides and could help improve… Read more
Better Together: Ensuring Quality District Schools in Times of Charter Growth and Declining Enrollment ReportsRobin Lake01 Sep, 2017 CPRE’s report finds that most major school districts have not taken advantage of crucial opportunities to reduce costs as their enrollment has decreased. School districts must learn to make… Read more
Lights Off: Practice and Impact of Closing Low-Performing Schools Reports24 Aug, 2017 For decades, communities across the country have grappled with the problem of public K-12 schools that do not deliver high-quality education to the students they serve. After more than a… Read more
June 2017 Newsletter Newsletters27 Jun, 2017 Case Study on Personalized Learning at Cornville Regional Charter School The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently visited a successful and expanding charter school in… Read more
Bridging the District-Charter Divide to Help More Students Succeed ReportsRobin Lake, Sarah Yatsko, Sean Gill, Alice Opalka01 Jan, 2017 Animosity between school districts and charter schools has been the norm since the nation’s first charter school opened in 1992, but that is now starting to change. In at least 35 urban… Read more
The New Frontier Report ReportsPublic Impact23 Dec, 2016 Opportunity 180, in partnership with Public Impact, published The New Frontier to provide their community with insights about the key role public charter schools can play in working… Read more
270 Strategies Analysis for Opportunity 180: Clark County Parent Survey ReportsOpportunity 18001 Dec, 2016 270 Strategies partnered with Opportunity 180 and the Department of Education to survey Clark County parents with school-age children to better understand thoughts and opinions about our… Read more
Charter Accountability For District-Run Schools: Using ESSA to Create Contract-Based Accountability for Urban Public Education ReportsAndy Smarick, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools 13 Oct, 2016 The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), gives states the opportunity to rethink their K-12 accountability systems. Gone are No Child Left Behind’s (NCLB) tight… Read more