The National Charter School Resource Center produces in-depth reports on a breadth of topics that are important to the charter school sector. Additionally, the NCSRC also gathers informative reports from supporting education organizations.

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School Discipline and Engagement of Law Enforcement in Charter and Traditional Public Schools ReportsCenter for Learner Equity10 Mar, 2021 This technical brief is part of an ongoing series that the Center for Learner Equity launched in 2015 that examines the enrollment and experiences of students with disabilities in… Read More
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Strategies to Virtually Support and Engage Families of Young Children during COVID-19 (and Beyond) ReportsManica F. Ramos, PhD, Tiffany Bamdad, & Chrishana M. Lloyd, PhD11 Jan, 2021 This brief offers an overview of four best practices and lessons learned from research and practice to assist caregivers and teachers with the transition to engaging families… Read More
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Better Goals. More Learning. Using Student (re)Engagement Levels to Create Meaningful Goals and Measures ReportsNational Charter Schools Institute 01 Jan, 2021 Accountability systems that rely on traditional measures, particularly since the beginning of the pandemic, have not consistently yielded useful data on student learning and… Read More
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Expanding What Works: Practical Authorizing Policies to Promote Quality Growth ReportsNational Association of Charter School Authorizers12 Nov, 2020 In this report, NACSA, together with the Charter School Growth Fund, examines and identifies the policies and authorizing practices that support the expansion and replication of… Read More
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A Synthesis of Research on Charter School Facilities Reports06 Oct, 2020 “A Synthesis of Research on Charter School Facilities” examines the current state of charter school access to facilities, including facility acquisition and ownership, and… Read More
Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools
Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools Part 1: The Role and Perspective of Charter School Authorizers Reports21 Sep, 2020 Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools labels and categorizes the indicators of distress that authorizers encounter as a school’s quality begins to decline. This … Read More
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The Arts in Charter Schools ReportsCassandra Quillen, Education Commission of the States, Arts Education Partnership09 Sep, 2020 This report highlights strategies six charter schools (located in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, and North Carolina) are using to provide arts education to… Read More
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Promising Practices Brief: Improving Student Engagement and Attendance During COVID-19 School Closures ReportsInsight Policy Research and American Institutes for Research01 Jul, 2020 This promising practices brief explores the limited research on monitoring and promoting attendance and engagement during online learning and summarizes the practices used by a… Read More
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Charter School Facilities: Emerging Trends ReportsNational Charter School Resource Center23 Mar, 2020 This report covers national and regional trends impacting the current landscape of charter school facilities, and describes three ongoing trends: Trend 1: Geographic and… Read More
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Four Domains for Significant and Sustainable Charter School Improvement: A Systems Framework for the Charter Context ReportsAimee Evan, Steve Canavero (WestEd)04 Feb, 2020 WestEd’s Four Domains for Significant and Sustainable Charter School Improvement builds on their Four Domains Framework for Rapid School Improvement, which has been used in more… Read More