NCSRC Authored Resources

Valor Collegiate Academies: Charter Schools Intentionally Designed to Serve Diverse Students and Families Case Study15 Dec, 2016 As public schools of choice, charter schools can implement a school model that aims to recruit, enroll, serve, and maintain a diverse student body while being held accountable for... Read more
SEA Webinar: Logic Models and Theories of Change: Developing and Using Tools for Effective Public Programs Webinar21 Dec, 2016 Presenters:          Alex Medler, Senior Director, National Charter Schools Resource Center         Adam Emerson, Charter Schools Director, Florida Department of Education This... Read more
A User’s Guide to Fiscal Oversight for Charter School Governing Boards and Authorizers ToolkitsSuzie Kim, Safal Partners30 Sep, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, presents two toolkits to foster proper fiscal oversight of charter schools. One... Read more
Webinar: I Just Joined a Charter School Board…Now What? Webinar15 Sep, 2016 Please take a few minutes to read the case study "The Closure of Rising Star Public Charter School" before the webinar, as we referred to it during the webinar.  Presenters:... Read more
Webinar: For SEA Staff - Overview of CSP's Recently Released Dear Colleague Letter and of The National Charter School Resource Center Webinar8 Sep, 2016 Presenters: Amy Huber, Program Officer, U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program Alex Medler, Senior Director, National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC)... Read more
July 2016 Newsletter: Discipline Resources Newsletters1 Jul, 2016 Charter School Discipline Resources for Charter School Leaders The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) released three new resources for school leaders who are... Read more
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
Authorizer Evaluation Summary: An Analysis of Evaluations of Authorizer Quality ReportsNational Charter School Resource Center6 May, 2016 With 42 states and Washington D.C. now authorizing nearly 6,700 public charter schools that enroll approximately 3 million children (NAPCS, 2016), ensuring charter school quality... 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