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.

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
A New Model Law for Supporting High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition ReportsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools05 Oct, 2016 A New Model Law for Supporting High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition calls on state policymakers to strengthen the laws governing charter schools. In this revised… Read More
Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion: A Qualitative Study of Ten California Charter Schools ReportsCalifornia Charter Schools Association01 Oct, 2016 CCSA’s report, “Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion,” is a qualitative study of 10 of the highest-performing CA charter schools that offers new insights into the… Read More
Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion: A Qualitative Study of Ten California Charter Schools ReportsCalifornia Charter Schools Association01 Oct, 2016 This report highlights best practices and progress in special education in charter schools across California. Its research design and shows some very compelling evidence around… 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’… Read More
7 Tenets for Sustainable School Turnaround ReportsScott Sargrad, Samantha Batel, Karen Hawley Miles, and Karen Baroody; Center for American Progress13 Sep, 2016   To this end, in January 2016, the Center for American Progress and Education Resource Strategies, or ERS—a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving urban schools—brought… Read More
Hispanic Parents Speak Out: Reflections from a series of focus groups with Hispanic parents in Idaho conducted for Bluum ReportsBluum01 Sep, 2016 Hispanic students are among Idaho’s fastest growing demographic groups, making up 17.7% of enrolled public K-12 students today. Even more, enrollment of Hispanic school-age… Read More