Resources & Research

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Austin (Texas) District-Charter Compact

The Austin (Texas) District-Charter Compact involves the Austin Independent School District and partner charter schools. The document notes that the city has doubled in size in the past 20 years, that it prides itself on being entrepreneurial, and that the “strained financial landscape” and higher academic standards have encouraged partnerships to improve schools and operate more efficiently.

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Philadelphia Great Schools Compact (Charter-District Collaboration)

This website section of the School District of Philadelphia includes a copy of Philadelphia's Great Schools Compact, which outlines plans for collaboration involving city charter and district schools, the Mayor’s Office on Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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Spring Branch, Texas, Charter-District School Collaboration Compact

This is the Spring Branch, Texas, Charter-District Collaboration Compact announced in December 2011 as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project to encourage cooperation between charter and district schools. The compact involves the Spring Branch Independent School District, KIPP Houston, and YES Prep Public Schools.

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Chicago Charter-District School Collaboration Compact

This is the Chicago, Illinois, Charter-District Collaboration Compact announced in December 2011 as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project to encourage cooperation between charter and district schools. The compact covers charter, district, and shared commitments; descriptions of current and proposed approaches to funding and facilities allocation; leadership development; and performance standards.

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Central Falls (Rhode Island) District-Charter Collaboration Compact

This section of the Central Falls (Rhode Island) School District’s website is focused on the District-Charter Collaboration Compact signed in 2011 by the district and area charter schools. Available documents include a copy of the signed compact and work plan.

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Sacramento's High-Performing Schools Compact, District-Charter Collaboration

This September 2011 collaboration compact between the Sacramento (California) City Unified School District and the Sacramento Charter Community outlines areas for  collaboration such as allocation of facilities, transportation, special education administration, leader development, and charter schools’ role in innovation.

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Collaboration Compact Between the Boston Public Schools and Boston Alliance of Charter Schools

This is the September 2011 collaboration compact between the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Alliance of Charter Schools. Signed by the mayor, chair of the city school committee, city schools superintendent and 15 charter school leaders, the document covers a common enrollment calendar, shared professional development, a common accountability system to better enable parents to compare schools, access to facilities, and efforts by charter schools to recruit more from the areas where they are located to reduce public school transportation costs.

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2010 Charter School Law, Louisiana

This is an updated version of the state law in Louisiana governing charter schools. Language in all capital letters reflects what was passed in the most recent state legislative session.

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Baltimore: District-Charter Collaboration Compact

Baltimore was among nine cities across the country where leaders developed agreements to work on collaboration between charter and traditional schools as part of an initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A draft copy of Baltimore's District-Charter Collaboration Compact was provided to the National Charter School Resource Center by the Baltimore City Public Schools. The agreements were announced in December 2010.

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New Orleans Charter-District Compact

New Orleans was among nine cities across the country where leaders signed agreements to work on collaboration between charter and traditional schools as part of an initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A copy of the New Orleans agreement in draft form was provided to the National Charter School Resource Center by the Recovery School District.The agreements were announced in December 2010.