Resources & Research

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Special Education Resources for California Charter Schools

This organization provides a breadth of resources to support the process of enrolling and serving students with disabilities in charter schools. Though focused primarily on charter schools in California, the resources may be helpful for charter school staff, students, and parents in any location in the country.

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California Department of Education: How Do I Start a Charter School?

The California Department of Education maintains this website with critical information needed to start a charter school in the Golden State. Included are links to a calendar for submitting key documents and information, charter advocates and assistance organizations, sample documents, and more.

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California Charter Schools Association: Starting a Charter School

The California Charter Schools Association offers this website to those interested in starting their own charter school in the Golden State. In addition to a step-by-step guide, the association offers a free webinar on starting a charter school as well as geographic-based contact information. Some of the resources on the website offer free access to the public. Other services require a membership with the association.

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Summaries of State Charter School Facility Laws

Only a few states have passed laws to provide charter schools with support for facilities. The U.S. Department of Education developed this webpage to provide links to laws in four states that have received State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants.

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USDA Community Food Projects Program Has Awarded Grants to Charter Schools

Charter schools have received grants to support development of community food projects through a program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.