Resources & Research

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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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Cooperative Endeavor Agreement, Belle Chasse Academy Inc. and Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans

This Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between Belle Chasse Academy Inc. and Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, covers cooperative arrangements involving the charter school and the military base where it is located. It covers a variety of issues and responsibilities, including liaison appointment, crossing guards, emergency response procedures, and base access for people connected to the school.

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Sigsbee Charter School Documents

The Sigsbee Charter School, located on Naval Air Station Key West in Florida, has posted on its website copies of its Charter School Application, and its Charter Contract, Part 1 and Part 2.

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Executive Summary, Imagine Andrews Public Charter School Application

Provided by the Prince Georges County Public Schools Office of Portfolio Schools, this is a copy of the executive summary of the Imagine Andrews Public Charter School application to operate a school on Joint Base Andrews, just outside Washington, D.C. The application was approved in 2010.

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Adding Grade Levels to Charter Amendment Request, Sonoran Science Academy-Davis Monthan

Provided by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, this is a copy of the Sonoran Science Academy – David Monthan’s 2010 request for a contract amendment to add grade levels at the charter school on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. The document provides background about the action and the approval to go from serving grades 6-8 to serving grades 6-9.

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Charter Contract, Arizona State Board for Charter Schools and Sonoran Science Academy – Davis Monthan

This copy of the contract between the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools and the Sonoran Science Academy – Davis Monthan, provided by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, describes the terms of the deal, including the parties involved and amendments requiring approval.   

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Sonoran Science Academy, Davis-Monthan, Replication Application

This copy of the 2009 Sonoran Science Academy, Davis-Monthan, Replication Application, provided by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, offers detailed information about enrollment and performance trends for Sonoran Science Academy – Tucson, the program being replicated. The document also provides a market analysis, enrollment requirements, organizational structure and a start-up budget for the proposed middle school for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.