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Educator Diversity Matters: Strategies for Charter Leaders to Recruit, Hire, and Sustain Teachers of Color Reports29 Nov, 2022 Research shows that all students benefit from having a diverse group of teachers from a variety of backgrounds. Students experience notable educational impacts in schools where they have… Read more
Creating Communities of Care: A Workshop to Design Supports for Student and Staff Well-Being and Mental Health Webinar20 Oct, 2022 to 20 Oct, 2022 NCSRC's event "Creating Communities of Care: A Workshop to Design Supports for Student and Staff Well-Being and Mental Health" featured new tools to help better support your school… Read more
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The Charter Connection - February 2021 Newsletters18 Feb, 2021 What's Happening Here's what you may have missed from NCSRC in the past few months: Assessing School Quality This NCSRC tool can lead schools' data-driven school improvement process using… Read more
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Planning for Family Engagement in the Charter School Life Cycle: A Toolkit for School Leaders Toolkits23 Nov, 2020 Effective family engagement is an intentional and systematic partnership of educators, families, and community members who share the responsibility for a student’s preparation for school,… Read more
Deep Community Engagement at the Native American Community Academy (NACA) Case Study15 Feb, 2018 Students who attend the Native American Community Academy (NACA) demonstrate academic achievement, proficiency, retention, graduation, and college attendance rates that far outpace their… Read more
Partnership Schools: New Governance Models for Creating Quality School Options in Districts ReportsRobin Lake01 Oct, 2017 In at least 10 U.S. cities, a new partnership schools model is emerging. This “third way” governance strategy can break through contentious district-charter divides and could help improve… Read more
Better Together: Ensuring Quality District Schools in Times of Charter Growth and Declining Enrollment ReportsRobin Lake01 Sep, 2017 CPRE’s report finds that most major school districts have not taken advantage of crucial opportunities to reduce costs as their enrollment has decreased. School districts must learn to make… Read more
Intentionally Diverse Charter Schools: A Toolkit for Charter School Leaders ToolkitsNora Kern, Safal Partners09 Jan, 2017 This toolkit is designed to help charter school leaders and their stakeholders design and implement intentionally diverse charter schools. It presents decisions and actions, along with… Read more
Charter School Boards in the Nation’s Capital ReportsJuliet Squire and Allison Crean Davis30 Sep, 2016 Tens of thousands of individuals across the United States volunteer their time, energy, and expertise as members of charter school boards. Yet as the charter sector has grown, we’ve learned… 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