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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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Washington Charter Public Schools Fact Sheet ReportsWashington State Charter Schools Association01 Jun, 2017 Today, there are nearly 3 million students nationwide attending charter public schools. By 2020, that number is expected to reach over four million students. To learn more about charter… Read more
Policy Brief: Ohio's Voucher Programs ReportsThomas B. Fordham Institute16 Feb, 2017 With five voucher programs today; continued calls for expansion; changing funding amounts; and ongoing debates in the areas of accountability, quality, and equity, the Thomas B. Fordham… Read more
Charter School Reporting Requirements Manual ReportsNevada Department of Education01 Feb, 2017 This 2017 manual details reporting requirements for charter schools in Nevada.
Apples to Apples: Common School Performance Frameworks as a Tool for Choice and Accountability ReportsSarah Yatsko, Alice Opalka, Jessica Sutter, Laura Weeldreyer, David Stewart, Center for Reinventing Public Education20 Oct, 2016 Performance Frameworks have emerged as an key “best practice” in the charter sector.  People from various perspectives are working together in some cities to develop Common School… Read more
Charter Accountability For District-Run Schools: Using ESSA to Create Contract-Based Accountability for Urban Public Education ReportsAndy Smarick, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools 13 Oct, 2016 The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), gives states the opportunity to rethink their K-12 accountability systems. Gone are No Child Left Behind’s (NCLB) tight… Read more
A New Model Law for Supporting High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools05 Oct, 2016 A New Model Law for Supporting High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition calls on state policymakers to strengthen the laws governing charter schools. In this revised version of… Read more
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A User’s Guide to Fiscal Oversight for Charter School Governing Boards and Authorizers ToolkitsSuzie Kim & Paul O'Neill30 Sep, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, presents two toolkits to foster proper fiscal oversight of charter schools. One toolkit is… Read more
Authorizers Are Not Monolithic on School Discipline: How Charter School Authorizers Differ in School Discipline Engagement ReportsNational Association of Charter Schools Authorizers15 Aug, 2016 In theory, authorizers play an important role in decisions regarding charter schools and student discipline, as they are the bodies responsible for protecting the public interest, while… Read more