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.

How to Start a Charter School in Indiana ToolkitsIndiana Public Charter Schools Association 18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Indiana, click "view resource" above.
How to Start a Charter School in Wisconsin ToolkitsWisconsin Charter Schools Association 18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Wisconsin, click "view resource" above.
Special Education in Charter Schools: What We've Learned and What We Still Need to Know ToolkitsCRPE01 Dec, 2014 According to national averages, charter schools serve fewer students with special needs, leaving them open to charges that they are exclusionary. Charter leaders counter that when… Read More
How to Start a Charter School ToolkitsThe Center For Education Reform26 Jan, 2014 While every state has different laws on charter schools, this toolkit combines the fundamental guidance across states to provide an overview of how to start a charter school.… Read More
Paving a New Path: A Guidebook for Illinois Charter Public School Development ToolkitsIllinois Network of Charter Schools01 Jan, 2014 For the bulk of this book, we explore aspects of a high-quality charter school, such as the education plan, governance, operations, and the facility, one at a time, and outline… Read More
Financing the Education of High-Need Students ToolkitsThomas B. Fordham Institute01 Nov, 2013 America’s approach to the education of children with disabilities is antiquated, costly, and ineffective. Far too many children emerge from our special-ed system without the… Read More
Governance Best Practices for Highly Effective Charter School Boards ToolkitsCharter Board Partners31 Dec, 2012 This toolkit from Charter Board Partners provides a nearly comprehensive compilation of best practices to create and sustain a highly effective charter school board. Topics… Read More
Maryland State Charter School Model Application ToolkitsMaryland State Department of Education18 Feb, 2012 Maryland’s Charter School Model Application provides guidance to Charter School Authorizers in developing a transparent and concise application process for charter school… Read More
Cover page of "A Cost Estimation Tool for Charter Schools"
A Cost Estimation Tool for Charter Schools ToolkitsNational Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance23 Feb, 2010 The National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance provides this tool to help start-up public charter school operators identify and estimate the range of costs… Read More
Cover of the Primer
State Officials Primer and Training Presentations ToolkitsNational Association of State Directors of Special Education 01 Jan, 2008 This Primer for state-level administrators has been developed to provide information and resources for state officials involved with policy and oversight of charter schools. The… Read More