Resources & Research

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Helping English Language Learners Meet the New Common Core State Standards: What Do Charter School Educators Need to Know?

This presentation was delivered at the 2012 National Charter Schools Conference in Minneapolis. This informative session was designed to help charter school educators who do not have a great deal of experience with English language learners (ELLs) better understand the characteristics of the ELL population, what the research says about what works for ELLs, and how teachers can provide ELLs with a variety of supports to help them access grade-level academic content.

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Two Center for Educator Compensation Reform Webinars Focus on How Charter Schools Can Build Effective Performance Management Systems

These March 2012 webinars from the Center for Educator Compensation Reform (CECR) focus on how charter schools can build effective performance management and compensation systems.

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Effective Transitions for Children from Special Needs from Preschool to Kindergarten

A challenge for Head Start programs is to offer seamless transitions to kindergarten for children with disabilities. This presentation offers disabilities specialists and other administrators research findings regarding this process, as well as some strategies and tools to make the process easier for Head Start staff and families.

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General Curriculum Access Overview

This presentation summarizes the process of ensuring total access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities in the current policy climate. Contextual factors such as alternate assessments and the common core standards are discussed. The article also includes specific examples of curricular enhancements and student case studies.

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2012 Charter Schools Program Meeting of Project Directors: National Leadership Grantees

On Friday February 10, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education hosted the 2012 Charter Schools Program (CSP) Meeting of Project Directors for National Leadership Grantees in Washington, DC. Copies of presentations and handouts are attached in the order listed below.

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2012 Charter Schools Program Meeting of Project Directors: All Grantees

On February 9, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education hosted the 2012 Charter Schools Program Meeting of Project Directors in Washington, DC. Copies of presentations and handouts are attached in the order listed below.

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2012 Charter Schools Program Meeting of Project Directors: CMO Grantees

On Friday February 10, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education hosted the 2012 Charter Schools Program (CSP) Meeting of Project Directors for CMO grantees in Washington, DC. Copies of presentations and handouts are attached in the order listed below.

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2012 Charter Schools Program Meeting of Project Directors: Non-SEA Grantees

On Friday February 8-9, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education hosted the 2012 Charter Schools Program Meeting of Project Directors for non-SEA grantees in Washington, DC. Copies of presentations and handouts are attached in the order listed below.

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Impact Aid Program, FY 2013 Section 8003, Application Presentation

This presentation from the U.S. Department of Education's Impact Aid Program describes the funding program that is designed to help compensate for the loss of revenue or additional responsibilities for local public schools associated with a federal presence, including tax-exempt lands and military facilities. The presentation provides information about how to apply, including sample forms and documentation requirements.

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Connecting Research to Practice: The Effects of Charter Schools—A Forum on Research, Practice, and Authorizing Policy

REL Midwest hosted this December 2011 webinar for policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders across all seven REL Midwest states to increase their understanding of the research on charter school effectiveness and authorizing policies in the region. Dr. Mark Berends of the National Center on School Choice provided an overview of findings from rigorous research evaluating charter school effectiveness and identified specific evidence-based practices associated with high-performing charter schools.