Resources & Research

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Maryland State Board of Education, Andrews Public Charter School, Open Enrollment Waiver Opinion

This is a copy of the Maryland State Board of Education opinion supporting a waiver for Andrews Public Charter School of the requirement that a "public charter school be open to all students on a space available basis." The waiver, granted August 24, 2010, notes the school's plan to establish an enrollment ratio of 65 percent of students with parents assigned to the base and 35 percent of students with parents who are not assigned to the base, as well as the impact on base security forces and enrolllment in schools off the base.

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Sonoran Science Academy, Davis-Monthan, Replication Application Summary Report

This is a summary report from the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools recommending that a replication application for a Sonoran Science Academy at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base be granted. The report includes brief information about Sonoran Science Academy-Tucson's perfomance, market analysis, governance structure and the instructional program. The Board approved the replication application, a streamlined process for "proven quality charter schools."

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Bullet Background Paper on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Charter School

This Bullet Background Paper from Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases in Tucson, Arizona, summarizes important issues and events in the development and operation of a charter middle school on the base. The report begins with a description of a consolidation move by the Tucson Unified School District of schools it operated on the base.

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Proposal Preparation Instructions, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, School Project

This is a copy of Proposal Preparation Instructions provided by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in connection with its work to develop a school on the base. The instructions detail requirements for information that must be submitted in three areas: the technical proposal, financial capability, and lease certification. It also details the basis for a contract award, described as providing the "best value to the government," including provisions for special education.

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Statement of Objectives, Charter Middle School, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

This Statement of Objectives for a charter middle school on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, outlines the project being developed, including the scope of work, performance period, technical requirements, tasks to be performed and other requirements. A charter school was started in 2009 on the Air Force Base, which provided this document.

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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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Belle Chasse Academy: Charter School Ten Year Renewal Contract, September 10, 2007

This renewal contract for Belle Chasse Academy, located at Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, outlines the terms of operation for the school, and includes the framework for evaluation, a description of what happens to assets if the school closes, the conflict of interest disclosure form, state and federal funding information, and the notification requirements if conditions arise that vary from the contract or state law and regulations.

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The New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy: Charter School Application, August 24, 2010

This 339-page charter application, including attachments, proposes The New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy, planned for the Federal City military complex in New Orleans. The application provides deep detail about the intended program of the school, including its daily schedule and curriculum, plans for school climate, enrollment projections, and goals for student achievement. Sources for the plans, such as the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory’s Meaningful, Engaged Learning (MEL) strategy, also are noted. Detailed budget documents also are included.

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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.