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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How have CMOs expanded and replicated high-quality schools? The…
Webinar | 29 Jul, 2020 to 29 Jul, 2020
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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

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
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
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