Resources & Research

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How Parents Experience Public School Choice

This report examines parents’ experiences with public school choice across eight “high-choice” cities: Baltimore, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

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On the Road to Better Accountability

This first-of-its-kind policy analysis describes, state by state, which state-level policies promote quality and accountability among charter schools and their authorizers. Fully implemented, NACSA’s recommended state policies offers parents and public officials the information they need to understand the quality of their community’s charter schools.

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A GROWING MOVEMENT: AMERICA’S LARGEST CHARTER SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

This report identifies communities with the highest enrollment share and largest number of students attending public charter schools, as well as communities where charter school enrollment growth is the strongest.

 

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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.