Reports

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.

The Slowdown in Bay Area Charter School Growth: Causes and Solutions ReportsRobin Lake, Trey Cobb, Roohi Sharma, Alice Opalka29 Jan, 2018 This report shows the rate of new charter school growth has slowed significantly in recent years. The 2016-2017 school year marked the first time in at least 10 years when more… Read More
Measuring up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools29 Jan, 2018 This report highlights policy wins in the charter school sector and demonstrates that many states around the nation are strengthening laws and regulations based on past success.… 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… 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.
Shining a Spotlight on Promising Practices for Students with Disabilities in the Charter Sector ReportsNational Center for Special Education in Charter Schools01 Jan, 2018 The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools identified four charter schools from across the country as “Centers of Excellence” to showcase and share examples of… Read More
Collision Course: Embracing Politics to Succeed in District-Charter Collaboration ReportsAshley Jochim, Sarah Yatski, Alice Opalka11 Jan, 2018 Many who attempt district-charter collaboration point to “politics” as a constraint that affects their work, but little is understood about why some collaborations enjoy broad… Read More
Opening the Schoolhouse Door: Helping Charter Schools Access Space in District-Owned Facilities ReportsRobin Lake01 Dec, 2017 Charter schools are an important part of a city’s improvement strategies, yet the growth of high-quality charters is often constrained. When promising charter schools don’t have… Read More
Chicago’s Charter High Schools: Organizational Features, Enrollment, School Transfers, and Student Performance Reports14 Nov, 2017 The study found that, on average, charter high schools in Chicago look similar to non-charter schools on some dimensions of organizational capacity and some measures of student… Read More
New Analysis: How Public School Choice Is Working for Families in 18 Cities ReportsRobin Lake14 Nov, 2017 This report from the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) finds basic indicators of academic achievement are on the rise. In 18 cities, CRPE provides evidence about how… Read More
Beyond the Fringe: Charter Authorizing as Enrollment Grows ReportsNational Association of Charter Schools Authorizers08 Nov, 2017 Charter schools began on the fringe of the public school landscape. As enrollment grows and charters serve more and more students in many cities, the ways students and families… Read More