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

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Beyond the Battle Lines: Lessons From New York's Charter Caps Fight ReportsLisa M. Stullberg 01 Jun, 2007 The report examines lessons from New York’s debate about charter school caps, and provides policy considerations relevant to the growing number of states in which charter schools are… Read more
New Jersey Primer on Special Education in Charter Schools ToolkitsNational Association of State Directors of Special Education12 Apr, 2007 The "New Jersey Primer on Special Education in Charter Schools" contains two sections—one for developers and operators and one for state officials. An appendix contains a glossary of terms.
Special Education in Tennessee Public Charter Schools ToolkitsNational Association of State Directors of Special Education27 Dec, 2006 "Special Education in Tennessee Public Charter Schools" is the state's primer, which includes five sections: a background on legal status and laws; information for state officials,… Read more
Maryland Primer on Special Education in Charter Schools ToolkitsNational Association of State Directors of Special Education07 Aug, 2006 The Maryland Primer provides guidance for local school systems that authorize charters as well as developers and operators of charter schools. It also includes information about federal and… Read more
Trends in Charter School Authorizing ReportsThomas B. Fordham Institute01 May, 2006 In a groundbreaking study of charter school authorizers from May 2006, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute sheds light on the emerging trends in authorizer composition and behavior. The… Read more
Legal and Policy Barriers to Redesigning California High Schools ReportsCenter for Reinventing Public Education01 Apr, 2006 In an effort to identify legal, regulatory, and policy barriers to the creation and successful operation of redesigned high schools in California, CRPE staff interviewed high school… Read more
Hawaii State Primer on Special Education in Charter Schools ToolkitsNational Association of State Directors of Special Education01 Mar, 2006 The Hawaii State Primer on Special Education in Charter Schools is divided into three parts: one for the charter operator, one for the charter authorizer, and one for state officials. The… Read more
Idaho Primer on Special Education in Charter Schools ToolkitsNational Association of State Directors of Special Education01 Mar, 2006 The Idaho Primer on Special Education in Charter Schools includes information about the legal status of charter schools and federal laws relevant to special education in charter schools as… Read more
D.C. Charter Schools: Strengthening Monitoring and Process When Schools Close Could Improve Accountability and Ease Student Transitions ReportsGAO30 Nov, 2005 This 2005 Government Accountability Office report, which focuses on Washington, D.C., covers charter school authorizers' resources, oversight practices, and charter school closure… Read more
A State Policymaker's Guide to Alternative Authorizers of Charter Schools ReportsBryan Hassel, Todd Ziebarth, and Lucy Steiner 02 Sep, 2005 This 2005 report, written by Bryan Hassel, Todd Ziebarth, and Lucy Steiner on behalf of the Education Commission of the States, describes several types of alternative authorizers. Pros,… Read more