Expanding the Supply of High-Quality Charter Schools: Innovations in Incubation


The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a webinar September 21, 2011, which explored innovative strategies to incubate more exemplary charter schools.

Featured presenters included: Ethan Gray, vice president of The Mind Trust and director of the Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust (CEE-Trust), and Joe Ableidinger, a consultant with Public Impact. During the webinar Ableidinger reviewed the highlights of the white paper that he recently authored for the National Charter School Resource Center, Incubating High-Quality Charter Schools: Innovations in City-Based Organizations. Gray described the initiative he is leading, CEE-Trust, a network of 18 city-based organizations that support education innovation and reform, and discussed the efforts of a CEE-Trust working group that is exploring innovative ways to rapidly expand the supply of high-quality charter schools in seven CEE-Trust cities.