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The Policy Framework for High-Quality Charter Authorizing Practices (…
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Measuring Quality Title Page
Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools
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State Policy Snapshot: Facilities Funding for Public Charter Schools
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The State of the Charter Sector: What You Need to Know About the Charter Sector Today

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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
A Toolkit for Working with Education Service Providers ToolkitsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers01 Jul, 2005 Developed by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, this toolkit includes materials developed and used by charter authorizers to help charter schools work with education… Read more
Strong Charter School Laws Are Those That Result in Positive Outcomes ReportsGary Miron02 Apr, 2005 In 2005, Gary Miron, of Western Michigan University, reviewed several evaluations of charter school performance in different states. He argues that charter school laws should be judged not… Read more
High Stakes: Findings from a National Study of Life-or-Death Decisions by Charter School Authorizers ReportsPublic Impact01 Feb, 2004 This report details key findings from a Public Impact study of 50 high-stakes decisions made by charter school authorizers and includes a database of more than 500 authorizer decisions.
For Generations to Come: A Leadership Guide to Renewing Public School Buildings ToolkitsThe 21st Century School Fund01 Jan, 2004 Published by the 21st Century School Fund, this guide provides a framework to help school leaders manage facilities renovation and construction.With a focus on involving the community, it … Read more
The Approval Barrier to Suburban Charter Schools ReportsPushpam Jain01 Sep, 2002 This 2002 report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute focuses on conditions in four states that have influenced the development of charter schools in suburban communities. The context for… Read more
SEA Webinar: Weighted Lotteries Announcements01 Jan, 1970 This webinar provides an opportunity to learn about the use of weighted lotteries for admissions purposes.