NCSRC Authored Resources

Student Achievement in Charter Schools: What the Research Shows ReportsNCSRC06 May, 2015 The charter sector has grown dramatically since its beginnings in Minnesota almost a quarter of a century ago. Today, an estimated 2.5 million children attend approximately 6,400… Read more
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Credit Enhancement Webinar: May 2015 Workshop Preparation Webinar04 May, 2015 to 04 May, 2015 The sixth of six credit enhancement webinars covered: Credit Enhancement Program updates Credit Enhancement data analysis Credit Enhancement feasibility report update Credit… Read more
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in California ReportsThe National Charter School Resource Center, the Colorado League of Charter Schools, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and the California Charter Schools Association20 Apr, 2015 The National Charter School Resource Center (“Resource Center”), the Colorado League of Charter Schools (“League”), the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (Alliance) and… Read more
Finding Space: Charters in District Facilities ReportsJim Griffin, Leona Christy and Jody Ernst09 Mar, 2015 Accessing affordable facilities has long been identified as one of the most significant challenges facing charter schools. In response to this challenge, an array of policy and… Read more
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Serving English Language Learners and Families Webinar03 Mar, 2015 to 03 Mar, 2015 EL students constitute one of the fastest growing demographic groups among school children in the U.S. It is crucial that these students have equal access to high-quality… Read more
Alma del Mar Case Study27 Feb, 2015 Background   Alma del Mar (“Soul of the Sea”) Charter School is a K-8 Expeditionary Learning public charter school that opened in August 2011 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.… Read more
Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) Case Study27 Feb, 2015 Background Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) is located in Philadelphia, PA. It opened in 2007 and serves just over 470 students. In 2012, 85% of students… Read more
Credit Enhancement Webinar: Collaboration to Enhance Facility Financing Webinar24 Feb, 2015 On February 24, 2015, Safal Partners hosted the fifth webinar in our Credit Enhancement Webinar Series. The fifth webinar in our Credit Enhancement Series focused on illustrating… Read more
Is the Quality of Charter School Facilities Related to Student Performance? ReportsColorado League of Charter Schools & the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools20 Feb, 2015   This report details the effects of facilities in charters' student performance.
El Sol Multimedia Case Study PublicationNational Charter School Resource Center13 Feb, 2015 The mission of El Sol Science and Arts Academy (El Sol) is to provide a rigorous academic environment that prepares students for entrance into a college preparatory track at the… Read more
English Learner Case Study: El Sol Case Study06 Jan, 2015 Background The mission of El Sol Science and Arts Academy (El Sol) is to provide a rigorous academic environment that prepares students for entrance into a college preparatory… Read more
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Credit Enhancement Webinar: Recent Developments in CSP Guidance Webinar19 Dec, 2014 The third in the Credit Enhancement Webinar Series was delivered by the U.S. Department of Education Charter School Program staff and includes relevant policy updates such as: SEA… Read more
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SEA Webinar: Weighted Lotteries Webinar12 Dec, 2014 In January 2014, the Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance advising charter schools that are recipients of federal funds that they may use weighted lotteries… Read more
Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit ToolkitsNational Charter School Resource Center18 Nov, 2014 Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit features information on charter schools serving the needs of military families and tools to help additional military… Read more
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SEA Webinar: Charter School Closure Webinar17 Nov, 2014 The third webinar in the National Charter School Resource Center SEA series, "Charter School Closure," focuses on the strategies two SEAs, Missouri and New Jersey, have taken to… Read more