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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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SE Grantee Profiles Profiles Read about the SE grants to the Indiana Department of Education (2017), the New York State Education Department (2018), the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (2018), and the… Read more
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Policy Framework for High-Quality Charter Authorizing Practices Toolkits15 Mar, 2021 The State role in creating strong authorizing environments is critical. By legislating and creating State requirements in policy, States guide authorizers in using best practices that… Read more
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Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools ReportsNational Charter School Institute01 Oct, 2019 The National Charter School Institute's A-GAME project and National Authorizer Leadership Team members are focused on "getting accountability right" for alternative education campuses. This… Read more
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Key Trends in Special Education in Charter Schools: Secondary Analysis of the Civil Rights Data Collection ReportsNational Center for Special Education in Charter Schools07 Feb, 2018 Using data from the 2013-2014 U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection, the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) examines the status of… Read more
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State Policy Snapshot: Facilities Funding for Public Charter Schools ReportsCharter School Facility Center at National Alliance for Public Charter Schools22 Jun, 2019 Charter school leaders struggle to find suitable and affordable facilities to house their growing student populations.  This report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (… 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
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The State of the Charter Sector: What You Need to Know About the Charter Sector Today ReportsBellwether Education Partners22 Jan, 2019 Bellwether Education Partners (Bellwether) summarizes policies and trends and the current status of charter schools in the United States in this January 2019 presentation. The data in the… Read more
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Where are the Charter School Deserts in Oklahoma? ReportsThomas B. Fordham Institute26 Sep, 2018 The Thomas B. Fordham Institute details the distribution of schools in Oklahoma in order to provide educators and policymakers with information about communities that provide no access to… Read more
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How School Choice Friendly is Tulsa, Oklahoma? ReportsThomas B. Fordham Institute09 Dec, 2015 Using nearly fifty markers of “choice friendliness,” this report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute shows which of thirty American cities are the best and worst for school choice. This is… Read more
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National Alliance of Public Charter Schools Kansas Charter Law Score PublicationNational Alliance of Public Charter Schools26 Sep, 2018 Each year, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (the Alliance) ranks states based on how well their charter school laws align to a set of standards that the Alliance sets forth… Read more