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Families Empowered 25 Aug, 2015 Families Empowered is a nonprofit organization founded to support the escalating number of families searching for a great school for their child. Their stated mission "is to... Read more
Non-SEA Competition for Charter Schools Accepting Applications AnnouncementsNCSRC24 Aug, 2015 Non-SEA Competition for Charter Schools Accepting Applications The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) has just announced the Non-State Educational Agency... Read more
Backfill in Charter High Schools: Practices to Learn From and Questions to be Answered ReportsCRPE14 Aug, 2015 Backfill, or whether charter high schools fill open seats after initial enrollment, has become a contentious issue for those in and around the charter sector. Some have criticized... 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... 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... Read more
July 2015 Newsletter: Student Achievement in Charter Schools Newsletters21 Jul, 2015 Student Achievement in Charter Schools: What the Research Shows The expansion of the sector since its inception more than two decades ago has been accompanied by an increase in... Read more
Pre-K and Charter Schools: Where State Policies Create Barriers to Collaboration ReportsSara Mead, Ashley LiBetti Mitchel, Bellwether Education Partners7 Jul, 2015 In Pre-K and Charter Schools: Where State Policies Create Barriers to Collaboration, authors Sara Mead and Ashley LiBetti Mitchel examine thirty-six jurisdictions that have both... Read more
District-Charter Collaboration: A User's Guide ToolkitsMukta Pandit, Marina Walne, and Mina Kumar6 Jul, 2015 This paper is intended for use by district and charter representatives interested in establishing a new collaboration or in increasing the effectiveness of an existing... Read more
Success for English Learners in Charter Schools ReportsMatt Taylor; California Charter Schools Association1 Jul, 2015 This study explores trends in English Learner (EL) student enrollments and academic outcomes in California’s charter schools. Our data analyses included the use of publicly... Read more
Case Study: Two Rivers 24 Jun, 2015 Background Two Rivers Public Charter School is a high-performing PK-8 school located in Washington, D.C. More than three dozen parents from the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood... Read more
Two Rivers Case Study Available Announcements24 Jun, 2015 Two Rivers a Washington, D.C. PK-8 charter school with an inclusive education model, where the instruction of students with disabilities is integrated with general education.
Build A Strong Charter School Brand ToolkitsProof Branding23 Jun, 2015 "Build A Strong Charter School Brand", a free, downloadable guide designed for charter school administrators and leaders, addresses the common obstacles of funding, staffing, and... Read more
Community Day Charter Public School 15 Jun, 2015 Background Community Day is a mission-driven charter school that has successfully narrowed the achievement gap for students who are Latino, low-income, and English Language... Read more
2015 CSP Grants Competition: Replication & Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools Announcements12 Jun, 2015 The U.S. Department of Education's Charter Schools Program (CSP) the 2015 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools on 6/12/15. This... Read more
Startup Teacher Education: A Fresh Take on Teacher Credentialing ReportsThomas Arnett1 Jun, 2015 As education reformers across the country are working to improve student outcomes at scale, many are focusing on improving the teaching force. This case study describes how three... Read more