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.

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An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Ohio ReportsThe National Charter School Resource Center (Resource Center), the Colorado League of Charter Schools (League), the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (Alliance) and the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS)27 Jan, 2017 The National Charter School Resource Center (“Resource Center”), the Colorado League of Charter Schools (“League”), the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (Alliance) and… Read More
Bridging the District-Charter Divide to Help More Students Succeed ReportsRobin Lake, Sarah Yatsko, Sean Gill, Alice Opalka01 Jan, 2017 Animosity between school districts and charter schools has been the norm since the nation’s first charter school opened in 1992, but that is now starting to change. In at least 35… Read More
Utah Charter Schools 2017 Annual Report ReportsUtah State Charter School Board01 Jan, 2017 Charter schools were introduced to the state of Utah in 1999 and since inception; the goal has been to ensure that students achieve their academic potential and become productive… Read More
The New Frontier Report ReportsPublic Impact23 Dec, 2016 Opportunity 180, in partnership with Public Impact, published The New Frontier to provide their community with insights about the key role public charter schools can play in… Read More
270 Strategies Analysis for Opportunity 180: Clark County Parent Survey ReportsOpportunity 18001 Dec, 2016 270 Strategies partnered with Opportunity 180 and the Department of Education to survey Clark County parents with school-age children to better understand thoughts and opinions… Read More
Building Excellence: How Helping Charters Access Facilities Can Improve Opportunity for Idaho Kids ReportsBluum01 Dec, 2016 Finding appropriate instructional space is a perennial challenge for schools of choice which – unlike public district schools – do not have access to public bond markets or public… Read More
National Best Practices: Teacher Recruitment and Pipelines ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Illinois Network of Charter Schools 21 Nov, 2016 This paper from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Illinois Network of Charter Schools highlights seven core practices that are foundational to building a… Read More
A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter Public School Communities and Their Impact on Student Outcomes ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools 03 Nov, 2016 Charter school student enrollment has tripled to 2.9 million students over the past 11 years, according to the latest National Alliance report, A Growing Movement: America’s… Read More
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
Charter Accountability For District-Run Schools: Using ESSA to Create Contract-Based Accountability for Urban Public Education ReportsAndy Smarick, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools 13 Oct, 2016 The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), gives states the opportunity to rethink their K-12 accountability systems. Gone are No Child Left Behind’s (… Read More