Resources & Research

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Fundraising Basics: Developing an Effective Fund Development Program

This 2011 Master Class outline from the National Association of Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) provides critical information about the basics of fundraising, resources and tools to further pursue the issues, and clear guidance about effective methods. The outline is presented by NAPCS Development Director Rhonda Fischer and Lyman Millard, who directs development at Citizens Academy and Breakthrough Charter Schools in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Davis-Monthan Charter School, Informational Slide Presentation

This presentation from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base provides information about the development of a charter school for the base in Tucson, Arizona, including background about the impetus for the school, the planning process, and impacts and results.  

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Green School Design Essentials

The Green Schools National Network has developed Green School Design Essentials, which consist of four main components, each with four additional elements. "A Green School uses these Design Essentials to create a comprehensive green culture that enhances student health and learning while saving resources and sustaining our world," a copy of the Design Essentials document states.

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2010 National Charter School Facilities Institute: Keynote Address, Scott Pearson, U.S. Department of Education

Thank you, and welcome to the US Department of Education’s Charter Schools Facilities Institute. My name is Scott Pearson. I oversee the charter schools program for the US Department of Education and am the deputy in our Office of Innovation and Improvement, where the charter schools program lives. I think that speaks volumes about how we think about charter schools.  Innovation and Improvement.

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Resource Center 2010 Facilities Institute: Self-Help Presentation on Assessing Charter School Performance

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This presentation by the non-profit community lender Self-Help describes tools to predict and monitor the academic and fiscal performance of charter schools. 

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An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in California

The National Charter School Resource Center (“Resource Center”), the Colorado League of Charter Schools (“League”), the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (Alliance) and the California Charter Schools Association (“CCSA”), publish this report, entitled “An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in California,” detailing the status of charter school facilities in the state.
 

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Resource Center 2010 Facilities Institute: Fundraising and Politics

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Presentation by Allison Fansler at the 2010 National Charter School Facilities Institute in Chicago on fundraising sources, generating support from key stakeholders, and best practices to transform your vision of your charter school facility into a reality. View the webinar and related resources.

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Resource Center 2010 Facilities Institute: Predevelopment

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Presentation by Suzanne Keech at the 2010 National Charter School Facilities Institute in Chicago on the predevelopment process, including how to decide whether to own or lease, how to build a team of professionals, select a site, and conduct a feasibility analysis. View the webinar and related resources.

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Resource Center 2010 Facilities Institute: Construction Planning and Management

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Presentation by Tanya Vartivarian at the 2010 National Charter School Center Facilities Institute in Chicago that delves into the construction planning and management process to better understand the roles and responsibilities of team members, the preparation and evaluation of bids, and what to expect during different phases of construction projects. View the webinar and related resources.

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Resource Center 2010 Facilities Institute: Financing 101

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Presentation by Annie Donovan at the 2010 National Charter School Facilities Institute in Chicago that explores options for financing charter school facilities by learning more about loan types, the loan process, and challenges for underwriting charters. View the webinar and related resources.