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

Fort Bragg (N.C.) Regional High School, Charter School Proposal Reports17 Apr, 2012 This proposal for a charter high school to open at Fort Bragg in August 2013 has been submitted to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The 344-page application, on file… Read more
White Paper: An Honest Approach to Discipline ReportsDC Public Charter School Board07 Jul, 2016 This white paper examines our approach to supporting decreased out-of-school suspension rates and highlights strategies put in place by three DC public charter school networks - Center City… Read more
Charter Schools: Solutions for DoD Families PublicationJane Dye, Principal, Belle Chasse Academy 30 Jun, 2011 This presentation summarizes the start-up and operation of Belle Chasse Academy charter school on Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base New Orleans in Louisiana. Founding and current… Read more
What States Can Do to Promote District-Charter Collaboration ReportsAlex Medler, Center on Reinventing Public Education30 Jun, 2016 Collaboration opens the door for charter and traditional public schools to share ideas, best practices, and buildings in ways that can make a real difference for schools and students. This… Read more
Nurturing School Minds PublicationMary Ann Zehr02 Oct, 2009 Mary Ann Zehr wrote this 2009 profile about a charter management organization, the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO). UNO maintains strict discipline for student conduct and behavior… Read more
How to Recruit High-Performing Charter Management Organizations to a New Region ReportsCalifornia Charter School Association29 Mar, 2016 How to Recruit High-Performing Charter Management Organizations to a New Region: Results from the 2015 CMO Survey is designed to help policymakers and community leaders around the country… Read more
A Cost Estimation Tool for Charter Schools ToolkitsNational Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance23 Feb, 2010 The National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance provides this tool to help start-up public charter school operators identify and estimate the range of costs and the… Read more
Indianapolis Mayor’s Office Case Study05 May, 2016 In 2001, at the urging of then-Mayor Bart Peterson, the Indiana legislature approved a law making Indianapolis the first U.S. city where the mayor can authorize charter schools. The… Read more
DC Public Charter School Board Case Study14 Apr, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently visited the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) to learn about its authorizing process, and more specifically, to… Read more
CSO Master Class: New School Development Event03 Dec, 2015 State-based charter support organizations (CSOs) provide services for charter schools, including best practices, tools, and resources to support the development of new schools in their… Read more