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Reports | 21 Sep, 2020
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The Death Spiral: Identifying Early Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools (A Conversation with Authorizers)
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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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How are State Entities Improving Authorizing? An NCSRC Policy Framework and Technical Assistance in CSP States

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Index of Essential Practices: Kansas Authorizers ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers24 Sep, 2018 This resource from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers is adapted from the Index of Essential Practices, which details 12 practices, derived from NACSA’s Principles… Read more
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NACSA 2016 State Policy Analysis: Oklahoma Profile ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers24 Sep, 2018 This profile on charter schools in the state of Oklahoma provides basic information on charter school laws and recommendations from NACSA on expanding charter schools in Oklahoma.
Ohio School Boards Association Guide to Charter or Community Schools ToolkitsOhio School Boards Association13 Sep, 2018 The Guide to Charter or Community Schools publication from Ohio School Boards provides an informative snapshot of charter or community schools in Ohio. It provides information on what… Read more
SE Webinar: State Strategies to Provide Technical Assistance: How States are Strengthening Authorizing Webinar05 Sep, 2018 to 05 Sep, 2018 Facilitator: Alex Medler, National Charter School Resource Center Presenter:  Carol Beck, Maryland State Department of Education Adam Emerson, Florida Department of Education David Frank,… Read more
Inside Charter School Growth: The Emergence of Non-District Authorizers ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers13 Aug, 2018 During the past five years, a significant shift has occurred within the national charter school landscape: for the first time, most charter schools are being opened under entities other… Read more
Guidance: New Charter Petitions ToolkitsIdaho Public Charter School Commission25 Jul, 2018 This guide is intended to give you tools for successful navigation of the charter petitioning process. It provides some basic information about public charter schools and an outline of the… Read more
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SE Webinar: CMOs, Authorizers, and the Charter Schools Program Webinar17 Jul, 2018 to 17 Jul, 2018 Facilitator: Nelson Smith, Independent Consultant with Authorizing Background Presenter:  Alison Bagg, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Alex Medler, National… Read more
Quality Practice Project: Leadership, Commitment, Judgment: Elements of Successful Charter School Authorizing ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers01 Jun, 2018 Great authorizers—those with strong portfolios of charter schools—are moving the needle for their communities. But what exactly do these authorizers do differently to achieve stellar… Read more
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Building Capacity to Provide Quality Special Education Services and Supports: A Toolkit of Emerging Best Practices and Opportunities for Charter Support Organizations ToolkitsNational Center for Special Education in Charter Schools07 May, 2018 This eight-page toolkit by the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) provides opportunities and best practices for charter school support organizations (CSOs) to… Read more
Virtual Charter School Accountability: What We Can Do Now ReportsNational Charter School Resource Center07 Mar, 2018 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), in collaboration with the National Association for Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), has developed a tool for authorizers and states… Read more