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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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What's the Secret Ingredient? Searching for Policies and Practices that Make Charter Schools Successful ReportsPhilip M. Gleason, Mathematica Policy Research22 Jul, 2016 The charter school sector in the United States has grown steadily since the first charter school opened in 1992. As of the 2015–2016 school year, more than 6,800 charter schools served… Read more
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Webinar: Charter Schools and Food Services: Options, Planning, and Decision-Making Webinar20 Jul, 2016 to 20 Jul, 2016 The webinar helped charter schools understand the options and alternatives involved at different stages of food service planning and decision-making. The following presenters presented a… Read more
White Paper: An Honest Approach to Discipline ReportsDC Public Charter School Board07 Jul, 2016 This white paper examines our approach to supporting decreased out-of-school suspension rates and highlights strategies put in place by three DC public charter school networks - Center City… Read more
What States Can Do to Promote District-Charter Collaboration ReportsAlex Medler, Center on Reinventing Public Education30 Jun, 2016 Collaboration opens the door for charter and traditional public schools to share ideas, best practices, and buildings in ways that can make a real difference for schools and students. This… Read more
Charter School Discipline Toolkit: A Toolkit for Charter School Leaders ToolkitsSuzie Kim, Safal Partners28 Jun, 2016 The NCSRC presents a toolkit on ways that school leaders can rethink student discipline and school climate. The five enabling factors in the planning and implementation of discipline reform… Read more
Charter School Discipline: Examples of Policies and School Climate Efforts from the Field ReportsNora Kern, Suzie Kim, Safal Partners28 Jun, 2016 The report profiles four charter schools with innovative approaches to discipline: Health Sciences High and Middle College, KIPP Bay Area Schools, New Orleans College Prep Network, and Rowe… Read more
A Call to Action to Improve the Quality of Full-Time Virtual Charter Public Schools ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools16 Jun, 2016 Currently, more than 180,000 students attend 135 full-time virtual charter schools in 23 states and the District of Columbia. While some students do well in a full-time virtual charter… Read more
Exploring Quality Programs for English Language Learners in Charter Schools: A Framework to Guide Future Research ReportsPeggie Garcia,P. Zitlali Morales, The University of Illinois at Chicago09 May, 2016 Although there has been a great deal of debate about the effectiveness of charter schools in the research literature, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to English language… Read more
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Authorizer Evaluation Summary: An Analysis of Evaluations of Authorizer Quality ReportsNational Charter School Resource Center06 May, 2016 With 42 states and Washington D.C. now authorizing nearly 6,700 public charter schools that enroll approximately 3 million children (NAPCS, 2016), ensuring charter school quality is a high… Read more
Indianapolis Mayor’s Office Case Study05 May, 2016 In 2001, at the urging of then-Mayor Bart Peterson, the Indiana legislature approved a law making Indianapolis the first U.S. city where the mayor can authorize charter schools. The… Read more