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

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.
Webinar: Rural Charter Schools - Building Bridges Event01 Sep, 2016 Webinar Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016 Webinar Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm (ET) Description: This webinar will highlight charter schools in rural America, focus on the role of charter schools… Read more
Herding Cats: Managing Diverse Charter School Interests in Collaboration Efforts ReportsSean Gill, Sarah Yatsko, Robin Lake, Center for Reinventing Public Education01 Aug, 2016 More than 23 cities have signed District-Charter Collaboration Compacts— formal agreements between school districts and charter schools that aim to share resources and responsibility and… Read more
White Paper: An Honest Approach to Discipline ReportsDC Public Charter School Board07 Jul, 2016 This white paper examines our approach to supporting decreased out-of-school suspension rates and highlights strategies put in place by three DC public charter school networks - Center City… Read more
July 2016 Newsletter: Discipline Resources Newsletters01 Jul, 2016 Charter School Discipline Resources for Charter School Leaders The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) released three new resources for school leaders who are considering… Read more
What States Can Do to Promote District-Charter Collaboration ReportsAlex Medler, Center on Reinventing Public Education30 Jun, 2016 Collaboration opens the door for charter and traditional public schools to share ideas, best practices, and buildings in ways that can make a real difference for schools and students. This… Read more
Indianapolis Mayor’s Office Case Study05 May, 2016 In 2001, at the urging of then-Mayor Bart Peterson, the Indiana legislature approved a law making Indianapolis the first U.S. city where the mayor can authorize charter schools. The… Read more