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

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
CSO Master Class: Communications Event20 Sep, 2016 to 21 Sep, 2016 Purpose: In order to ensure that families and stakeholders understand what charter schools are, CSOs must ensure that they are proactively sharing factual information in their… Read more
Webinar: I Just Joined a Charter School Board ... Now What? Event15 Sep, 2016 Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm (ET) Presenters: Charter Board Partners – Shereen Williams, Chief of Governance and Recruitment Strategy; and Debbie Lister,… Read more
7 Tenets for Sustainable School Turnaround ReportsScott Sargrad, Samantha Batel, Karen Hawley Miles, and Karen Baroody; Center for American Progress13 Sep, 2016   To this end, in January 2016, the Center for American Progress and Education Resource Strategies, or ERS—a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving urban schools—brought together… Read more
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How to Start a Charter School in Ohio ToolkitsOhio Department of Education Community Schools13 Sep, 2016 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Ohio, click "View Resource" above.