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

Partnership Schools: New Governance Models for Creating Quality School Options in Districts ReportsRobin Lake01 Oct, 2017 In at least 10 U.S. cities, a new partnership schools model is emerging. This “third way” governance strategy can break through contentious district-charter divides and could help improve… Read more
A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Public Charter School Communities ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools23 Oct, 2017 Over the past 12 years, public charter school enrollment has tripled in response to the growing demands for high-quality public school options. Charter schools currently serve more than 3… Read more
Better Together: Ensuring Quality District Schools in Times of Charter Growth and Declining Enrollment ReportsRobin Lake01 Sep, 2017 CPRE’s report finds that most major school districts have not taken advantage of crucial opportunities to reduce costs as their enrollment has decreased. School districts must learn to make… Read more
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
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July 2016 Newsletter: Discipline Resources Newsletters01 Jul, 2016 Charter School Discipline Resources for Charter School Leaders The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) released three new resources for school leaders who are considering… 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