NCSRC Authored Resources

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Webinar: Intentionally Diverse Charter Schools Webinar19 Jan, 2017 Presenters: Franklin Headley (Principal, Voice Charter School) and Dhamana Stamps (Dean of Students, DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School). Nora Kern (National Charter School… Read more
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SEA Webinar: Logic Models and Theories of Change: Developing and Using Tools for Effective Public Programs Webinar21 Dec, 2016 Presenters:          Alex Medler, Senior Director, National Charter Schools Resource Center         Adam Emerson, Charter Schools Director, Florida Department of Education This… Read more
Valor Collegiate Academies: Charter Schools Intentionally Designed to Serve Diverse Students and Families Case Study15 Dec, 2016 As public schools of choice, charter schools can implement a school model that aims to recruit, enroll, serve, and maintain a diverse student body while being held accountable for… Read more
A User’s Guide to Fiscal Oversight for Charter School Governing Boards and Authorizers ToolkitsSuzie Kim & Paul O'Neill30 Sep, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, presents two toolkits to foster proper fiscal oversight of charter schools. One… Read more
Webinar Video Series: Fiscal Oversight by Charter School Board of Trustees Webinar15 Sep, 2016 This comprehensive webinar hosted by NYSED addresses internal controls for charter schools, basic fiscal literacy for boards, creating a financial dashboard, and mitigating fiscal… Read more
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Webinar: I Just Joined a Charter School Board…Now What? Webinar15 Sep, 2016 Please take a few minutes to read the case study "The Closure of Rising Star Public Charter School" before the webinar, as we referred to it during the webinar.  Presenters:… Read more
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Webinar: The Role of States and Charter School Authorizers in Overseeing Student Discipline in Charter Schools Webinar09 Sep, 2016 Facilitator: Alex Medler, Senior Director, National Charter School Resource Center; former Chair of the Colorado Charter School Institute Board of Directors Presenters: Karega… Read more
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Webinar: For SEA Staff - Overview of CSP's Recently Released Dear Colleague Letter and of The National Charter School Resource Center Webinar08 Sep, 2016 Presenters: Amy Huber, Program Officer, U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program Alex Medler, Senior Director, National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC)… Read more
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Webinar: Rural Charter Schools - Building Bridges Webinar01 Sep, 2016 Description: This webinar highlights charter schools in rural America and focuses on the role of charter schools in rural communities and their efforts to build bridges with the… Read more
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Webinar: Using Data to Create Positive School Climates and Discipline Practices in Charter Schools - National Research and Examples from the Field Webinar21 Jul, 2016 to 21 Jul, 2016 School climate is a multi-faceted concept that describes the extent to which a school community creates and maintains a safe school campus; a supportive academic, disciplinary,… Read more
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Webinar: Charter Schools and Food Services: Options, Planning, and Decision-Making Webinar20 Jul, 2016 to 20 Jul, 2016 The webinar helped charter schools understand the options and alternatives involved at different stages of food service planning and decision-making. The following presenters… Read more
Case Study: Student Discipline and School Climate in Charter Schools Case Study24 Jun, 2016 Students need a safe and supportive school environment to maximize their academic and social-emotional learning potential. A school’s discipline policies and practices directly… Read more
Rethinking School Discipline Webinar07 May, 2016 This resource includes three short videos illustrating the importance of why changing punitive discipline practices is important, how schools and districts could go about change,… Read more
Authorizer Evaluation Summary: An Analysis of Evaluations of Authorizer Quality ReportsNational Charter School Resource Center06 May, 2016 With 42 states and Washington D.C. now authorizing nearly 6,700 public charter schools that enroll approximately 3 million children (NAPCS, 2016), ensuring charter school quality… Read more
Indianapolis Mayor’s Office Case Study05 May, 2016 In 2001, at the urging of then-Mayor Bart Peterson, the Indiana legislature approved a law making Indianapolis the first U.S. city where the mayor can authorize charter schools.… Read more