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

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.
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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
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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
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
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