Resources on Opening & Expanding

If you are looking for a toolkit to open a school in your state, please click here and find your state's CSO (Charter Support Organization).

All Opening & Expanding Resources

September 2015 Newsletter: District-Charter Collaboration: A User’s Guide Newsletters15 Sep, 2015 District-Charter Collaboration: A User’s Guide The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) has recently published a report, District-Charter Collaboration: A User’s Guide, which... Read more
District-Charter Collaboration Grant Implementation: Findings from Interviews and Site Visits ReportsMoira McCullough, Luke Heinkel, and Betsy Keating; Mathematica Policy Research31 Aug, 2015 Mathematica has been studying the implementation of Bill & Melinda Gates–funded district-charter collaboration grants since July 2013. The main goal of the analysis was to understand... Read more
The Best of Both Worlds: Can District-Charter Co-Location Be a Win-Win? ReportsCRPE14 Aug, 2015 District schools and charter schools are often at odds. When the two school types share a school building—arrangements known as “co-locations”—the tensions can boil over. But what happens... Read more
The Best of Both Worlds: School District-Charter Sector Boundary Spanners ReportsCRPE14 Aug, 2015 A growing number of school districts are moving away from the idea that charter schools are the enemy. Instead, districts are breaking down barriers and openly discussing how to share... Read more
Chartering Turnaround: Leveraging Public Charter School Autonomy to Address Failure ReportsJulie Corbett, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools12 Aug, 2015 Persistently low-achieving public schools around the country have received $5.8 billion from the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, in addition to districts and state funds,... Read more