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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
School Climate and Discipline, U.S. Department of Education Guidance Publication13 Jan, 2014 The U.S. Department of Education offers resources and guidance on the topic of school climate and discipline for all schools, including charter schools. 
Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline: An Educator's Action Planning Guide ReportsU.S. Department of Education01 Jul, 2015 This document is a guide to assist schools and districts in identifying and analyzing the root causes of disparities in school discipline. Additionally, it provides a guide to help schools… Read more