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

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Charter Management Organization Grantee Profiles
Charter Management Organization Grantee Profiles
CMO Grantee Profiles Profiles Read about the CMO grants to AppleTree Schools (2019), Brooke Charter Schools (2017), Family Life Academy Charter Schools (FLACS) Inc. (2017), and Hiawatha Academies (2017). The profiles… 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
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The State of the Charter Sector: What You Need to Know About the Charter Sector Today ReportsBellwether Education Partners22 Jan, 2019 Bellwether Education Partners (Bellwether) summarizes policies and trends and the current status of charter schools in the United States in this January 2019 presentation. The data in the… Read more
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Charter School Turnaround at University Preparatory Schools Case Study26 Sep, 2018 “College starts in kindergarten.” That is the motto of University Preparatory Schools (University Prep) public charter school network in Denver, CO, where scholars in grades K-5 visit a… Read more
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Where are the Charter School Deserts in Oklahoma? ReportsThomas B. Fordham Institute26 Sep, 2018 The Thomas B. Fordham Institute details the distribution of schools in Oklahoma in order to provide educators and policymakers with information about communities that provide no access to… Read more
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How School Choice Friendly is Tulsa, Oklahoma? ReportsThomas B. Fordham Institute09 Dec, 2015 Using nearly fifty markers of “choice friendliness,” this report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute shows which of thirty American cities are the best and worst for school choice. This is… Read more