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 Politics of K-12 Education in Small Rural School Districts: The Case of Idaho ReportsCenter for Reinventing Public Education01 Jan, 2015 Rural education leaders face distinctive problems that haven’t received enough attention. This paper aims to shed some light on the forces that shape the politics of Idaho’s small, rural… Read more
Legal and Policy Barriers to Redesigning California High Schools ReportsCenter for Reinventing Public Education01 Apr, 2006 In an effort to identify legal, regulatory, and policy barriers to the creation and successful operation of redesigned high schools in California, CRPE staff interviewed high school… Read more
Webinar: The CSO Role in New School Development Webinar06 Sep, 2018 to 06 Sep, 2018 Facilitator: Alex Medler, National Charter School Resource Center Presenter:  Linda Brown, Building Excellent Schools Damon Norris, Arizona Charter Schools Association Kathy Zlomke,… Read more
ED Soliciting Comments on Grants to Charter Management Organizations Newsletters14 Aug, 2018 The U.S. Department of Education's Charter Schools Program (CSP) recently released a notice of proposed priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for the CSP’s CMO… 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
Deep Community Engagement at the Native American Community Academy (NACA) Case Study15 Feb, 2018 Students who attend the Native American Community Academy (NACA) demonstrate academic achievement, proficiency, retention, graduation, and college attendance rates that far outpace their… Read more
Collision Course: Embracing Politics to Succeed in District-Charter Collaboration ReportsAshley Jochim, Sarah Yatski, Alice Opalka11 Jan, 2018 Many who attempt district-charter collaboration point to “politics” as a constraint that affects their work, but little is understood about why some collaborations enjoy broad support while… Read more
October 2017 Newsletter Newsletters06 Oct, 2017 $253 Million Dollars in New Federal Grants to Expand Charter Schools Announced The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the FY 2017 awards for three Charter Schools Program grant… Read more
November 2017 Newsletter Newsletters28 Nov, 2017 Federally-Funded Low-Cost Fund for Hurricane Damaged Charter Schools Key Takeaways: Using funding from the federal Charter Schools Program’s Credit Enhancement Program, Building Hope… Read more
Lights Off: Practice and Impact of Closing Low-Performing Schools Reports24 Aug, 2017 For decades, communities across the country have grappled with the problem of public K-12 schools that do not deliver high-quality education to the students they serve. After more than a… Read more