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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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
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
Chartering Turnaround: Leveraging Public Charter School Autonomy to Address Failure ReportsJulie Corbett, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools12 Aug, 2015 Persistently low-achieving public schools around the country have received $5.8 billion from the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, in addition to districts and state funds,… Read more
Separation of Church and School: Guidance for Public Charter Schools Using Religious Facilities ToolkitsLisa Scruggs, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools23 Jul, 2015 This report discusses the need to protect access to facilities to ensure continued charter school growth and quality. The primary aim is helping public charter school attorneys understand… Read more
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District-Charter Collaboration: A User's Guide ToolkitsMukta Pandit, Marina Walne, and Mina Kumar06 Jul, 2015 This paper is intended for use by district and charter representatives interested in establishing a new collaboration or in increasing the effectiveness of an existing collaboration. The… Read more