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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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Apples to Apples: Common School Performance Frameworks as a Tool for Choice and Accountability ReportsSarah Yatsko, Alice Opalka, Jessica Sutter, Laura Weeldreyer, David Stewart, Center for Reinventing Public Education20 Oct, 2016 Performance Frameworks have emerged as an key “best practice” in the charter sector.  People from various perspectives are working together in some cities to develop Common School… Read more
A New Model Law for Supporting High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools05 Oct, 2016 A New Model Law for Supporting High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition calls on state policymakers to strengthen the laws governing charter schools. In this revised version of… 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
Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2016 ReportsInstitute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics01 Aug, 2016 Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups examines the educational progress and challenges students face in the United States by race/ethnicity. This report shows that… Read more
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
Herding Cats: Managing Diverse Charter School Interests in Collaboration Efforts ReportsSean Gill, Sarah Yatsko, Robin Lake, Center for Reinventing Public Education01 Aug, 2016 More than 23 cities have signed District-Charter Collaboration Compacts— formal agreements between school districts and charter schools that aim to share resources and responsibility and… Read more
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
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
Authorizers Are Not Monolithic on School Discipline: How Charter School Authorizers Differ in School Discipline Engagement ReportsNational Association of Charter Schools Authorizers15 Aug, 2016 In theory, authorizers play an important role in decisions regarding charter schools and student discipline, as they are the bodies responsible for protecting the public interest, while… 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