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National Charter School Study 2013

This June 2013 report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University provides analyses of charter school performance in 25 states and the District of Columbia and New York City, and provides comparisons with traditional public school performance.

Rhode Island NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants

Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

The purpose of this program is "to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies."

Estimated total program funding is $70,000, with three awards expected. There is a cost sharing or matching requirement.

Due Date: 
May 24, 2013
Award Size: 
Ceiling, $50,000; Floor, $1,000
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When Charter Schools and Non-Chartered Schools Work Together: A Grant to Encourage Collaboration

This April 2013 article provides highlights and lessons from discussions and presentations at a meeting of recipients of the U.S. Department of Education's Charter Schools Program 2012 Charter School Exemplary Collaboration Award. The report includes information from collaborations in Boston, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; East Providence, Rhode Island; and Columbus, Ohio.

Charter School Exemplary Collaboration Grants Awarded for Projects Totaling $1.2 Million

Seven grants totaling more than $1.2 million have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program to support collaboration amoung public charter schools, traditional public schools, and school districts.

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Central Falls (Rhode Island) District-Charter Collaboration Compact

This section of the Central Falls (Rhode Island) School District’s website is focused on the District-Charter Collaboration Compact signed in 2011 by the district and area charter schools. Available documents include a copy of the signed compact and work plan.

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Rhode Island District Superintendent Describes Start of Collaboration with Charter Schools

A collaboration between a charter school and the Central Falls School District in Rhode Island that began five years ago has broadened into a formal cooperation compact involving area charter schools and may gain $100,000 in support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The effort began with a small step, according to district Superintendent Frances Gallo. She was visting homes soon after she started her job in 2007, and during one stop the family got a call that their daughter had received a spot in a charter school through the lottery.

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Inside Charter Schools: Unlocking Doors to Student Success

This February 2011 report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington Bothell in Seattle finds that charter schools are using autonomy as a powerful tool for innovation and student achievement, but tight, unstable budgets and “overwhelming administrative demands are powerful forces pulling charter schools back to traditional practice.”

Top CMOs Get $50 Million for Major Expansions

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $50 million in grants to 12 charter management organizations, helping them to serve an additional 76,000 students in 127 new and 31 expanded charter schools over the next five years.

Department of Education Awards $136 Million in Charter Grants to 12 States

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $136 million in charter school grants to 12 state education agencies.

Charter School Support Varies Among ‘Race to Top’ Second Round Finalists

Eight of the 19 finalists in the second round of competition for the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top funding are among the ten most supportive states for charter schools, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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