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

State Resources for Starting a Charter School ToolkitsSafal Partners01 Jan, 1970 This is a state-by-state list of all of the resources available in your state. How to Start a Charter School in AlabamaURL: http://www.alabamapolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/Charter-Schools-… Read more
Inside Charter Schools: Unlocking Doors to Student Success ReportsBetheny Gross, Center on Reinventing Public Education,14 Feb, 2011 This February 2011 report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington Bothell in Seattle finds that charter schools are using autonomy as a… Read more
Alternative Strategies for Identifying High Performing Charter Schools in Texas PublicationLori L. Taylor & Paige Perez01 Jan, 2012 How do you identify a high-performing charter school? It is a crucially important policy question because any evaluation strategy that incorrectly identifies charter school performance… Read more
Paving a New Path: A Guidebook for Illinois Charter Public School Development ToolkitsIllinois Network of Charter Schools01 Jan, 2014 For the bulk of this book, we explore aspects of a high-quality charter school, such as the education plan, governance, operations, and the facility, one at a time, and outline what needs… Read more
Charter Accountability For District-Run Schools: Using ESSA to Create Contract-Based Accountability for Urban Public Education ReportsAndy Smarick, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools 13 Oct, 2016 The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), gives states the opportunity to rethink their K-12 accountability systems. Gone are No Child Left Behind’s (NCLB) tight… Read more
CSO Master Class: Communications Event20 Sep, 2016 to 21 Sep, 2016 Purpose: In order to ensure that families and stakeholders understand what charter schools are, CSOs must ensure that they are proactively sharing factual information in their… Read more
7 Tenets for Sustainable School Turnaround ReportsScott Sargrad, Samantha Batel, Karen Hawley Miles, and Karen Baroody; Center for American Progress13 Sep, 2016   To this end, in January 2016, the Center for American Progress and Education Resource Strategies, or ERS—a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving urban schools—brought together… Read more
Herding Cats: Managing Diverse Charter School Interests in Collaboration Efforts ReportsSean Gill, Sarah Yatsko, Robin Lake, Center for Reinventing Public Education01 Aug, 2016 More than 23 cities have signed District-Charter Collaboration Compacts— formal agreements between school districts and charter schools that aim to share resources and responsibility and… Read more
Webinar: I Just Joined a Charter School Board ... Now What? Event15 Sep, 2016 Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm (ET) Presenters: Charter Board Partners – Shereen Williams, Chief of Governance and Recruitment Strategy; and Debbie Lister,… Read more
Webinar: Rural Charter Schools - Building Bridges Event01 Sep, 2016 Webinar Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016 Webinar Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm (ET) Description: This webinar will highlight charter schools in rural America, focus on the role of charter schools… Read more