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.

Top 10 Mistakes Charter School Boards Make ToolkitsBoard on Track26 Feb, 2016 Charter school board members have lots of questions about their roles and responsibilities. They can learn a bit of what NOT to do from this insightful piece about mistakes that… Read More
Committee Charges Suite ToolkitsCharter Board Partners26 Feb, 2016 Committees are the backbone of strong governance, and every committee needs a clear charge to define its work. This suite includes charges for six common charter school board… 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.  
Can You Afford That New Charter School Facility? ToolkitsCharter School Growth05 Jan, 2016 CSGF offers a tool that boards can use to answer the question: “how much building can I afford?”.
TCSA Quality Portal Toolkits29 Oct, 2015 Mukta Pandit presented an introduction to the Texas Charter Schools Association quality portal with Laura Kelly from the Texas Charter School Association. This dashboard is a… Read More
Identifying, Selecting, and Retaining School Turnaround Leaders: How-To Modules ToolkitsThe Center on School Turnaround at WestEd12 Oct, 2015 To date, the range of efforts to turn around the nation’s low-performing schools has shown mixed results. A significant part of the challenge has been the lack of turnaround… Read More
Facility Access Process for New York City Charter Schools ToolkitsNew York City Charter School Center08 Oct, 2015 For the first time, state law now grants some NYC charter schools a right to public help in securing a school facility. Charter schools that are new, or adding grade levels, can… 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
School Grades Toolkits30 Sep, 2015 More than ever, Americans are concerned about the quality of public education, widely viewed as the foundation of economic success and upward mobility. But how can parents and… Read More
National Core Arts Standards ToolkitsNational Coalition for Core Arts Standards21 Sep, 2015 The National Core Arts Standards is a process that guides educators in providing a unified quality arts education for students in Pre-K through high school. The site published by… Read More