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.

Governance FAQs ToolkitsCharter Board Partners25 May, 2016 The Charter Board Partners has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about charter school boards. The publication provides clarifying information about the role of charter… Read More
Top 10 Tips for Being a Great Board Chair ToolkitsCharter Board Partners26 Feb, 2016 Great boards need great board chairs. This tool offers top tips for new (and veteran) board chairs on leading effectively.  
Standards for Effective Charter School Governance ToolkitsCharter Board Partners26 Feb, 2016 Charter Board Partners’ standards for effective governance are widely used and highly acclaimed by charter school boards. They clearly outline the core responsibilities of charter… Read More
Who Has Access to Charter Schools? ToolkitsLauren Bauer, Megan Mumford and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach; The Brooking Institute17 Mar, 2016 The Brookings Institute’s Hamilton Project presents an economic analysis looking at access to charter schools at a market level to measure the share of students who live close… Read More
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
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
Build A Strong Charter School Brand ToolkitsProof Branding23 Jun, 2015 "Build A Strong Charter School Brand", a free, downloadable guide designed for charter school administrators and leaders, addresses the common obstacles of funding, staffing, and… Read More
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District-Charter Collaboration: A User's Guide ToolkitsMukta Pandit, Marina Walne, and Mina Kumar06 Jul, 2015 This paper is intended for use by district and charter representatives interested in establishing a new collaboration or in increasing the effectiveness of an existing… Read More
Federal Funding Opportunities ToolkitsCharter Schools Program, U.S. Department of Education07 Oct, 2015 To support the charter sector in its financing struggles, OII has developed a presentation on federal funding streams. In addition to accessing different sources of funding, the… Read More
How to Start a Charter School in South Carolina ToolkitsPublic Charter School Alliance of South Carolina18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in South Carolina, click "view resource" above.