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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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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.
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Impact of ESSA Provisions on Authorizing ReportsNational Charter School Resource Center11 Oct, 2018 Charter schools face high-stakes accountability. When charter schools fail to perform as expected, including as measured on state tests, authorizers are often expected to close them. While… 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
Interdistrict Open Enrollment in Ohio: Participation and Student Outcomes PublicationStéphane Lavertu and Deven Carlson06 Jun, 2017 The Interdistrict Open Enrollment in Ohio: Participation and Student Outcomes publication from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute is a first of its kind analysis conducted by Ohio State… Read more
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
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
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
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
2017 Washington State Charter School Commission Authorizer Report ReportsWashington State Board of Education01 Nov, 2017 This annual report by the Washington State Board of Education provides an overview and assessment of one of the authorizers in the state, the Washington State Charter School Commission.