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New White Papers Offer Practical Guidance on City-Based Strategies for Charter School Development
Three new white papers produced with the support of the National Charter School Resource Center (Resource Center) and the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program focus on improving city-based strategies for supporting development of high-quality charter schools
Authored by Public Impact, a national education policy and management consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the white papers offer practical approaches for city-based organizations seeking to support creation of high-quality charter schools and development of talent pipelines, as well as guidance for prospective investors.
The white papers provide deeper information about key issues raised at a May 2011 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, that was hosted by the Resource Center and the U.S. Department of Education and focused on city-based charter school strategies.
Incubating High-Quality Charter Schools: Innovations in City-Based Organizations explores how the members of a national network of city-based organizations—the Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust—are using one promising approach to creating high-quality school options: incubating charter school leaders.
Developing Education Talent Pipelines for Charter Schools: A Citywide Approach explores how New Orleans and Indianapolis are developing robust talent pipelines to expand the supply of effective charter school teachers and leaders in their cities.
Developing City-Based Funding Strategies: Investments to Create a Robust Charter Sector explores four questions philanthropies should consider as they decide where and how to make strategic investments in their local charter sector that will yield the greatest impact.