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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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2017 Spokane Authorizer Report ReportsWashington State Board of Education01 Oct, 2017 This annual report by the Washington State Board of Education provides an overview and assessment of one of the authorizers in the state, Spokane Public Schools.
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
The Politics of K-12 Education in Small Rural School Districts: The Case of Idaho ReportsCenter for Reinventing Public Education01 Jan, 2015 Rural education leaders face distinctive problems that haven’t received enough attention. This paper aims to shed some light on the forces that shape the politics of Idaho’s small, rural… Read more
Legal and Policy Barriers to Redesigning California High Schools ReportsCenter for Reinventing Public Education01 Apr, 2006 In an effort to identify legal, regulatory, and policy barriers to the creation and successful operation of redesigned high schools in California, CRPE staff interviewed high school… Read more
SE Webinar: State Strategies to Provide Technical Assistance: How States are Strengthening Authorizing Webinar05 Sep, 2018 to 05 Sep, 2018 Facilitator: Alex Medler, National Charter School Resource Center Presenter:  Carol Beck, Maryland State Department of Education Adam Emerson, Florida Department of Education David Frank,… Read more
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SE Webinar: CMOs, Authorizers, and the Charter Schools Program Webinar17 Jul, 2018 to 17 Jul, 2018 Facilitator: Nelson Smith, Independent Consultant with Authorizing Background Presenter:  Alison Bagg, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Alex Medler, National… Read more
Leadership, Commitment, Judgment: Elements of Successful Charter School Authorizing ReportsNational Association of Charter Schools Authorizers27 Feb, 2018 Great authorizers implement foundational best practices that NACSA has promoted for years. But to achieve outstanding outcomes, more is needed. When compared to others nationally, great… Read more
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State Officials Primer and Training Presentations ToolkitsNational Association of State Directors of Special Education 01 Jan, 2008 This Primer for state-level administrators has been developed to provide information and resources for state officials involved with policy and oversight of charter schools. The content is… Read more
Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers04 Feb, 2011 The 2010 Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing was developed by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. The guide describes the three main… Read more
Authorizer-School Catalog ReportsAIR14 Nov, 2014 This database provides the authorizers responsible for approval, renewal and closure in each state. It is up-to-date for most regions.