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“A Synthesis of Research on Charter School Facilities” examines the…
Reports | 06 Oct, 2020
Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools
Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools Part 1: The Role and Perspective of Charter School Authorizers
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Indicators of Distress and What They Mean in the Charter Sector: A Webinar for Charter Sector Stakeholders Introducing…
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The Death Spiral: Identifying Early Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools (A Conversation with Authorizers)

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Central Falls (Rhode Island) District-Charter Collaboration Compact Publication18 Oct, 2011 This section of the Central Falls (Rhode Island) School District’s website is focused on the District-Charter Collaboration Compact signed in 2011 by the district and area charter schools.… Read more
A Closer Look at the Charter School Movement ReportsHalley Potter and Kimberly Quick, with Elizabeth Davies, The Century Foundation03 Feb, 2016 Enrollment in charter public schools has grown by 250,000 students in the 2015-16 school year, and more than 400 new charter public schools have opened their doors, according to, A Closer… Read more
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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, 2016 ReportsNational Alliance For Public Charter Schools20 Jan, 2016 2015 has proved to be another active year for charter public school legislation across the country. For starters, we saw significant activity regarding potential enabling legislation in… Read more
School Closures and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Ohio's Urban District and Charter Schools ReportsDeven Carlson and Stéphane Lavertu (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)28 Apr, 2015 Closing poor-performing schools is an increasingly prevalent strategy for improving public education. And the promise of school choice is based in part on the notion that the educational… Read more
On the Road to Better Accessibility, Autonomy, and Accountability: State Policy Analysis 2015 ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)08 Dec, 2015 Across America, there is much debate about charter schools. Some of that debate is about the existence of charter schools and whether there should be more or fewer of them. More of the… Read more