Toolkits

The National Charter School Resource Center produces and gathers templates, best practices, and videos from supporting education organizations to provide the ultimate resource bank for the charter sector.

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Introducing Charter School Governance: The Essential Guide ToolkitsBLUUM01 Oct, 2020 BLUUM has created a series of informative videos that provide a high-level overview of the responsibilities, opportunities and obligations of public charter school board members.… Read More
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Policy Framework for High-Quality Charter Authorizing Practices Toolkits06 Jul, 2020 The State role in creating strong authorizing environments is critical. By legislating and creating State requirements in policy, States guide authorizers in using best practices… Read More
A diagnostic tool for school leaders to identify alternatives to school-based policing
Critical Questions and Steps for Leaders to Reduce or End School-Based Policing ToolkitsBellwether Education Partners12 Jun, 2020 This resource for school and network leaders synthesizes the history of school-based policing since the 1950s. The included slide deck presents a summary of the research on school… Read More
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Shifting to At-Home Learning ToolkitsTNTP01 Mar, 2020 This toolkit provides school and network leaders with a framework to plan for improving their approach to serving all students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The framework includes… Read More
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SMART Objectives Toolkit ToolkitsThe National Charter School Resource Center31 Jan, 2020 The SMART Objectives Toolkit from the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) is designed to help prospective and current Charter School Programs (CSP) grantees develop… Read More
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Natural Disaster Preparation and Response: A Toolkit for Charter Schools ToolkitsThe National Charter School Resource Center26 Dec, 2018 More than 25 million Americans—almost eight percent of the population—were affected by natural disasters in 2017. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is an… Read More
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Indiana Charter School Board Start-Up Manual ToolkitsIndiana Charter School Board25 Sep, 2018 The purpose of the Indiana Charter School Board (“ICSB”) Start-Up Manual is to assist newly-awarded charter recipients with the completion of ICSB’s Pre-Opening Checklist items.… Read More
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Indiana Charter School Board Charter School Pre-Opening Checklist ToolkitsIndiana Charter School Board25 Sep, 2018 The Indiana Charter School Board (“ICSB”) provides newly approved charter school organizer this pre-opening checklist as a guide to ensure all required activities are completed… Read More
Charter School Governing Board Primer: School Leadership ToolkitsThe National Charter School Resource Center17 Sep, 2018 Every child deserves to attend an excellent school. Public charter schools are governed by independent boards, and great charter schools need great boards. Serving on a charter… Read More
Charter School Governing Board Recruitment Tools ToolkitsThe National Charter School Resource Center17 Sep, 2018 To recruit strategically, boards must know the qualities and skills that already exist around the table and what they are seeking. This tool provides assessments and sample board… Read More