Opening and Expanding

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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

November 2015 Newsletter: YES Prep & Aldine ISD Video Case Study Newsletters06 Nov, 2015 Yes Prep and Aldine District-Charter Collaboration The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently observed a large and expanding district-charter collaboration and documented… 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
Nevada Charter Schools 101 PublicationGuinn Center04 Nov, 2015 Nevada’s charter schools are state-funded public schools of choice operated by independent entities with their own governing boards. Like other public schools, basic education services are… Read more
District-Charter Collaboration: Aldine ISD & YES Prep Case Study19 Oct, 2015 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently observed a large and expanding district-charter collaboration and documented findings in five videos. Aldine Independent School… Read more
Identifying, Selecting, and Retaining School Turnaround Leaders: How-To Modules ToolkitsThe Center on School Turnaround at WestEd12 Oct, 2015 To date, the range of efforts to turn around the nation’s low-performing schools has shown mixed results. A significant part of the challenge has been the lack of turnaround leaders… Read more
Model Charter School Application: A Resource for Missouri Charter Public School Sponsors ReportsOffice of Quality Schools, Missouri Department of Education09 Oct, 2015 This application calls for proposals to start charter schools that are likely to achieve strong educational outcomes. Through charter schools, we expect to provide families with educational… Read more
September 2015 Newsletter: District-Charter Collaboration: A User’s Guide Newsletters15 Sep, 2015 District-Charter Collaboration: A User’s Guide The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) has recently published a report, District-Charter Collaboration: A User’s Guide, which… Read more
District-Charter Collaboration Grant Implementation: Findings from Interviews and Site Visits ReportsMoira McCullough, Luke Heinkel, and Betsy Keating; Mathematica Policy Research31 Aug, 2015 Mathematica has been studying the implementation of Bill & Melinda Gates–funded district-charter collaboration grants since July 2013. The main goal of the analysis was to understand… Read more
The Best of Both Worlds: Can District-Charter Co-Location Be a Win-Win? ReportsCRPE14 Aug, 2015 District schools and charter schools are often at odds. When the two school types share a school building—arrangements known as “co-locations”—the tensions can boil over. But what happens… Read more
The Best of Both Worlds: School District-Charter Sector Boundary Spanners ReportsCRPE14 Aug, 2015 A growing number of school districts are moving away from the idea that charter schools are the enemy. Instead, districts are breaking down barriers and openly discussing how to share… Read more