NCSRC Authored Resources

Charter School Discipline Toolkit: A Toolkit for Charter School Leaders ToolkitsSuzie Kim, Safal Partners28 Jun, 2016 The NCSRC presents a toolkit on ways that school leaders can rethink student discipline and school climate. The five enabling factors in the planning and implementation of... Read more
Charter School Discipline: Examples of Policies and School Climate Efforts from the Field ReportsNora Kern, Suzie Kim, Safal Partners28 Jun, 2016 The report profiles four charter schools with innovative approaches to discipline: Health Sciences High and Middle College, KIPP Bay Area Schools, New Orleans College Prep Network... Read more
Case Study: Student Discipline and School Climate in Charter Schools Case Study24 Jun, 2016 Students need a safe and supportive school environment to maximize their academic and social-emotional learning potential. A school’s discipline policies and practices directly... Read more
Harvesting Success: Charter Schools in Rural America ReportsMukta Pandit, Ibtissam Ezzeddine5 Feb, 2016 While urban charter schools are achieving impressive gains, can charter schools improve outcomes for rural America? This topic is an important one with more than 11 million... Read more
Turnaround Case Study: Cornerstone Prep Case Study19 Jan, 2016 Grades Served: PreK-5 Number of Students: 450 % of students who receive free or reduced meals: 99% % of students with disabilities: 15% % of English learners: 5% ​​Cornerstone... Read more
CSO Master Class: New School Development Event3 Dec, 2015 State-based charter support organizations (CSOs) provide services for charter schools, including best practices, tools, and resources to support the development of new schools in... Read more
SEA Webinar: Use of Funds Webinar15 Dec, 2015 During this webinar, geared to SEAs, the Department of Education provided an overview of allowable uses of CSP funding and program requirements. In addition, the Washington DC... Read more
SEA Webinar: Annual Independent Audits Webinar3 Dec, 2015 As part of the NCSRC's SEA webinar series, this presentation focuses on financial audits and SEA review processes. Surveys indicate that the majority of authorizers require... Read more
District-Charter Collaboration: Aldine ISD & YES Prep Case Study19 Oct, 2015 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) recently observed a large and expanding district-charter collaboration and documented findings in five videos. Aldine... Read more
Serving Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools Webinar15 Sep, 2015 Students with disabilities are a growing student population in charter schools. According to federal law, all schools, including charter schools, are obligated to serve students... Read more
District-Charter Collaboration: A User's Guide ToolkitsMukta Pandit, Marina Walne, and Mina Kumar6 Jul, 2015 This paper is intended for use by district and charter representatives interested in establishing a new collaboration or in increasing the effectiveness of an existing... Read more
Master Class: Emerging Legal Issues Webinar8 Jul, 2015 As charter schools become more prevalent, more complex legal questions have arisen. For example, a recent question that arose is: “Are charter school teachers eligible to... Read more
Case Study: Two Rivers Case Study24 Jun, 2015 Background Two Rivers Public Charter School is a high-performing PK-8 school located in Washington, D.C. More than three dozen parents from the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood... Read more
SEA Webinar: Early Childhood Learning in Charter Schools Webinar18 Jun, 2015 Early Learning programs have emerged as an intervention to the historical and pervasive gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students. This webinar explores early learning... Read more
Student Achievement in Charter Schools: What the Research Shows ReportsNCSRC6 May, 2015 The charter sector has grown dramatically since its beginnings in Minnesota almost a quarter of a century ago. Today, an estimated 2.5 million children attend approximately 6,400... Read more