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 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
2015 CSP Grants Competition: Replication & Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools Announcements12 Jun, 2015 The U.S. Department of Education's Charter Schools Program (CSP) the 2015 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools on 6/12/15. This program is… Read more
Startup Teacher Education: A Fresh Take on Teacher Credentialing ReportsThomas Arnett01 Jun, 2015 As education reformers across the country are working to improve student outcomes at scale, many are focusing on improving the teaching force. This case study describes how three groups of… Read more
State Capacity to Support School Turnaround ReportsNational Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance01 May, 2015 One objective of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) School Improvement Grants (SIG) and Race to the Top (RTT) program is to help states enhance their capacity to support the turnaround… Read more
Strategies for Community Engagement in School Turnaround ReportsThe Reform Support Network02 Mar, 2015 Across the United States, school districts and State education agencies (SEAs) have turned their attention to the chronically lowest performing schools and drop out factories, investing… Read more
Pushed Out? Low-Performing Students and New York City Charter Schools ReportsMarcus Winters, Ph.D.01 Mar, 2015   The significant growth of charter schools in the United States has brought praise for the excellent results achieved by some schools as well as criticism that charter schools may not be… Read more