NCSRC-Authored Reports

The National Charter School Resource Center produces in-depth reports on a breadth of topics that are important to the charter school sector. 

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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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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
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.
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Legal Guidelines For Educating English Learners In Charter Schools ReportsLeona Christy, Safal Partners; Juli Kim and Bryan C. Hassel, Public Impact14 Oct, 2014 Legal Guidelines For Educating English Learners In Charter Schools This report, authored by Safal Partners and Public Impact, investigates the legal parameters that charter… Read more
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Engaging English Learner Families In Charter Schools ReportsLeona Christy, Safal Partners; Juli Kim and Bryan C. Hassel, Public Impact14 Oct, 2014 English Learner (EL) students are the fastest growing demographic group among school children in the United States, with the number of ELs in K-12 public schools increasing by… Read more
Resources for Charter School Educators: Students With Interrupted Formal Education ReportsNational Charter School Resource Center14 Mar, 2012 The National Charter School Resource Center created this list of resources for charter school educators who would like to learn more about students with interrupted formal… Read more
Developing Education Talent: A Citywide Approach ReportsPublic Impact15 Sep, 2011 In May 2011, the National Charter School Resource Center and the U.S. Department of Education hosted a full-day conference to explore emerging city-based movements that embrace… Read more
Incubating High-Quality Charter Schools: Innovations in City-Based Organizations ReportsPublic Impact15 Sep, 2011 In May 2011, the National Charter School Resource Center and the U.S. Department of Education hosted a full-day conference to explore emerging city-based movements that embrace… Read more
Developing City-Based Funding Strategies: Investments to Create a Robust Charter Sector ReportsPublic Impact15 Sep, 2011 May 2011, the National Charter School Resource Center and the U.S. Department of Education hosted a full-day conference to explore emerging city-based movements that embrace high-… Read more