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

June 2017 Newsletter Newsletters27 Jun, 2017 Case Study on Personalized Learning at Cornville Regional Charter School The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently visited a successful and expanding charter school in… Read more
Bridging the District-Charter Divide to Help More Students Succeed ReportsRobin Lake, Sarah Yatsko, Sean Gill, Alice Opalka01 Jan, 2017 Animosity between school districts and charter schools has been the norm since the nation’s first charter school opened in 1992, but that is now starting to change. In at least 35 urban… Read more
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