Resources & Research

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Credit Enhancement Grantee Website

Unlike traditional public schools, charter school facility needs are not always accounted for within part of state and local funding streams.  While a number of states provide some funding for charter school facility needs, many charter schools continue to struggle to obtain the capital necessary to purchase or renovate their facilities. Procuring new facilities or enhancing existing ones is therefore one of the most daunting obstacles a charter school can face.

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Lawrence Compact Partnership

This primary document from Lawrence Public Schools serves as an example of a compact between a district and charter schools.

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Districts and charter schools, working together: Sarah Yatsko, podcastED

This article and podcast with Sarah Yatsko covers what dozens of school districts around the country are doing with formal “compacts” with charter operators in their jurisdictions.

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Memorandum Of Understanding Regarding Charter School Oversight And Operations

This primary document from Redwood City School District serves as an example of a Memorandum of Understanding between a district and charter school.

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Approve Operational Memorandum of Understanding between Sacramento Unified School District and The Language Academy of Sacramento

This primary document from the Sacramento City Unified School District Board Of Education serves as an example of a Memorandum of Understanding between a district and charter school.

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Memorandum of Understanding Between School District of Manatee County and Just for Girls Academy

This primary document from the School District of Manatee County in Florida serves as an example of a Memorandum of Understanding between a district and charter school.

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Nashville-Davidson County Collaboration Compact

This primary document from Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools serves as an example of a compact between a district and charter schools.

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Washington D.C. Charters, District Schools Collaborate Around College- and Career-Ready Standards

This blog piece by the U.S. Department of Education profiles the DC Common Core Collaborative, which has about 200 participants from 22 District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools in the city

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Innovate Public Schools: District-Charter Collaboration

This webpage serves as an example of a district-charter collaboration started by a charter school operator. It outlines the compact between Franklin-McKinley and Alum Rock school districts, local charter schools, and several community partners, which form the District-Charter High-Quality Schools Compact.

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District-Charter Texas Two-Step

This article by CRPE Director Robin Lake discusses the SKY Partnership between YES Prep Public Schools, KIPP Houston Public Schools and Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, Texas.