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

Title slide of presentation
State Entity grantees gathered to explore how to strategically adjust…
Webinar | 13 May, 2020 to 13 May, 2020

All Opening and Expanding Resources

Treasure in the Valley: Demographic Changes and New School Opportunities in Ada and Canyon Counties ReportsBluum01 May, 2016 Idaho’s families and student demographics are changing. Not only is the state’s total population growing (Idaho is the 10th fastest growing state), but Gem State families are increasingly… Read more
DC Public Charter School Board Case Study14 Apr, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently visited the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) to learn about its authorizing process, and more specifically, to… Read more
How to Recruit High-Performing Charter Management Organizations to a New Region ReportsCalifornia Charter School Association29 Mar, 2016 How to Recruit High-Performing Charter Management Organizations to a New Region: Results from the 2015 CMO Survey is designed to help policymakers and community leaders around the country… Read more
The 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference 03/14/2016 - 03/17/2016 Event14 Mar, 2016 to 17 Mar, 2016 The mission of the California Charter Schools Conference is to inspire academic excellence, operational integrity and unity among charter schools throughout California. The annual event… Read more
The Tennessee Achievement School District: Race, History, and The Dilemma of Public Engagement ReportsJoshua L. Glazer and Cori Egan26 Feb, 2016 In this report, researchers at George Washington University focus primarily on the challenges the Achievement School District is seeing in garnering community support.
Image of children
Turnaround Case Study: Cornerstone Prep Case Study19 Jan, 2016 Grades Served: PreK-5 Number of Students: 450 % of students who receive free or reduced meals: 99% % of students with disabilities: 15% % of English learners: 5% ​​Cornerstone Prep is a… Read more
Differing Effects from Diverse Charter Schools: Uneven Student Selection and Achievement Growth in Los Angeles ReportsUniversity of California, Berkeley14 Dec, 2015 The Los Angeles Unified School District hosts more charter schools than any system in the nation. After tracking more than 66,000 sampled students over a four-year period, these new… Read more
Thomas B. Fordham Institute logo
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
CSO Master Class: New School Development Event03 Dec, 2015 State-based charter support organizations (CSOs) provide services for charter schools, including best practices, tools, and resources to support the development of new schools in their… Read more
Is Détente Possible? District-charter school relations in four cities ReportsDaniela Doyle, Christen Holly, and Bryan C. Hassel, Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Public Impact04 Nov, 2015 Whether you think the end game of the current “mixed economy” of district and charter schools should be an all-charter system (as in New Orleans) or a dual model (as in Washington D.C.),… Read more