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The Policy Framework for High-Quality Charter Authorizing Practices (…
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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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How School Choice Friendly is Tulsa, Oklahoma? ReportsThomas B. Fordham Institute09 Dec, 2015 Using nearly fifty markers of “choice friendliness,” this report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute shows which of thirty American cities are the best and worst for school choice. This is… Read more
On the Road to Better Accessibility, Autonomy, and Accountability: State Policy Analysis 2015 ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)08 Dec, 2015 Across America, there is much debate about charter schools. Some of that debate is about the existence of charter schools and whether there should be more or fewer of them. More of the… Read more
SEA Webinar Series Annual Independent Audits Webinar03 Dec, 2015 As part of the NCSRC's SEA webinar series, this presentation focuses on financial audits and SEA review processes. Surveys indicate that the majority of authorizers require schools to… Read more
SEA Webinar: Annual Independent Audits Event03 Dec, 2015 Surveys indicate that the majority of authorizers require schools to submit an annual, independently-audited financial and compliance report. Two SEAs (New York and Florida) will present on… Read more
The SEA of the Future: Building Agency Capacity for Evidence-Based Policymaking ReportsGross, B., and Jochim, A.15 Nov, 2015 State education agencies (SEAs) are increasingly under the gun to boost their effectiveness and advance student outcomes. This means chiefs and their deputies have to make the most of their… Read more
Nevada Charter Schools 101 PublicationGuinn Center04 Nov, 2015 Nevada’s charter schools are state-funded public schools of choice operated by independent entities with their own governing boards. Like other public schools, basic education services are… Read more
NACSA Leadership Conference Event19 Oct, 2015 to 22 Oct, 2015 Do you believe that ideas shape futures? We do. Join more than 400 authorizer and education professionals at the 2015 NACSA Leadership Conference, where we will share ideas about how we can… Read more
Assessing the Increasing Strength of Charter Laws ReportsTodd Ziebarth29 Sep, 2015 NAPCS has released annual state charter law rankings from 2010-2015. Their report, Assessing the Increasing Strength of Charter Laws, is a review of the changes in states’ charter laws over… Read more
Master Class: Board Development and Governance Event09 Sep, 2015 Non-profit boards serve an important role in ensuring strong governance of schools. Independent governance is the key differentiator between public charter schools and other public schools—… Read more
Master Class: Emerging Legal Issues Webinar08 Jul, 2015 to 08 Jul, 2015 As charter schools become more prevalent, more complex legal questions have arisen. For example, a recent question that arose is: “Are charter school teachers eligible to participate in… Read more