NCSRC Authored Resources

District-Charter Collaboration: Aldine ISD & YES Prep Case Study19 Oct, 2015 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently observed a large and expanding district-charter collaboration and documented findings in five videos. Aldine... Read more
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... Read more
Serving Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools Webinar15 Sep, 2015 Students with disabilities are a growing student population in charter schools. According to federal law, all schools, including charter schools, are obligated to serve students... 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
Student Achievement in Charter Schools: What the Research Shows ReportsNCSRC6 May, 2015 The charter sector has grown dramatically since its beginnings in Minnesota almost a quarter of a century ago. Today, an estimated 2.5 million children attend approximately 6,400... Read more
Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit ToolkitsNational Charter School Resource Center18 Nov, 2014 Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit features information on charter schools serving the needs of military families and tools to help additional military... 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
Finding Space: Charters in District Facilities ReportsJim Griffin, Leona Christy and Jody Ernst9 Mar, 2015 Accessing affordable facilities has long been identified as one of the most significant challenges facing charter schools. In response to this challenge, an array of policy and... Read more
Case Study: Two Rivers Case Study24 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
Engaging English Learner Families In Charter Schools ReportsLeona Christy, Safal Partners; Juli Kim and Bryan C. Hassel, Public Impact14 Oct, 2014 English Learner (EL) students are the fastest growing demographic group among school children in the United States, with the number of ELs in K-12 public schools increasing by... Read more
Starting a Charter School Model PublicationColorado League of Charter Schools, Colorado Department of Education, and the Charter School Institute1 Jan, 2015 This step-by-step guide provides key insights on every aspect of starting a charter school. It is based on Colorado's experience, a state that shares many features with other... Read more
English Learner Case Study: El Sol Case Study6 Jan, 2015 Background. The mission of El Sol Science and Arts Academy (El Sol) is to provide a rigorous academic environment that prepares students for entrance into a college preparatory... Read more
Alma del Mar Case Study27 Feb, 2015 Background Alma del Mar (“Soul of the Sea”) Charter School is a K-8 Expeditionary Learning public charter school that opened in August 2011 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Alma... Read more
Charter School Laws Across the States 2015: Rankings and Scorecards ReportsCenter for Education Reform16 Mar, 2015 Strong charter laws feature independent, multiple authorizers, few limits on expansion, equitable funding, and high levels of school autonomy. CER’s rankings take into... Read more
Governance Best Practices for Highly Effective Charter School Boards ToolkitsCharter Board Partners31 Dec, 2012 This toolkit from Charter Board Partners provides a nearly comprehensive compilation of best practices to create and sustain a highly effective charter school board. Topics... Read more