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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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Promising Practices: Intersection of Rapid Charter School Growth and Increased Accountability for Special Education Prompts Action: The Utah Strong Start Academy ReportsNational Center for Special Education in Charter Schools02 May, 2016 Two distinct forces recently converged in Utah that led to the Board of Education office creating a training and mentoring program for new special education administrators and teachers:… Read more
DC Public Charter School Board Case Study14 Apr, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently visited the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) to learn about its authorizing process, and more specifically, to… Read more
Who Has Access to Charter Schools? ToolkitsLauren Bauer, Megan Mumford and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach; The Brooking Institute17 Mar, 2016 The Brookings Institute’s Hamilton Project presents an economic analysis looking at access to charter schools at a market level to measure the share of students who live close enough to a… Read more
DC PCSB Best Practices and Resource Guide ReportsDC Public Charter School Board14 Mar, 2016 The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is one of the nation’s leading charter school authorizers. PCSB oversees 60 Washington, DC charter schools across 109 campuses.… Read more
Authorizing Shopping: Lessons from Experience and Ideas for the Future ReportsThe National Association of Charter School Authorizers09 Mar, 2016 A new report released today by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) finds authorizer shopping—when a charter school chooses or changes its authorizer specifically… Read more
The Health of the Charter Public School Movement: A State-by-State Analysis ReportsTodd Ziebarth and Louann Bierlein Palmer, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools07 Mar, 2016 The Health of the Charter Public School Movement: A State-by-State Analysis evaluates the health of the charter public school movement in key states across the country. Following the first… Read more
A Closer Look at the Charter School Movement ReportsHalley Potter and Kimberly Quick, with Elizabeth Davies, The Century Foundation03 Feb, 2016 Enrollment in charter public schools has grown by 250,000 students in the 2015-16 school year, and more than 400 new charter public schools have opened their doors, according to, A Closer… Read more
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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, 2016 ReportsNational Alliance For Public Charter Schools20 Jan, 2016 2015 has proved to be another active year for charter public school legislation across the country. For starters, we saw significant activity regarding potential enabling legislation in… Read more
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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