Charter Management Organizations

Opening Blended Learning Charter Schools: Indiana Schools Aim for Success Through Innovation

Written by Sharon Kebschull Barrett on March 26, 2014. Posted in Charter Management Organizations, Charter School Authorizing, Charter School Features, Technology in Education

Opening Blended Learning Charter Schools: Indiana Schools Aim for Success Through Innovation

Carpe Dieme cover thumbnail Phalen cover thumbnailCase studies on two Indianapolis charter schools—Phalen Leadership Academy and Carpe Diem-Meridian—examine the schools’ approaches to blended learning in their first years. Commissioned by statewide charter authorizer the Indiana Charter School Board, the case studies provide lessons for potential school leaders considering similar schools.

Replicating Quality

Written by Bryan C. Hassel on January 27, 2014. Posted in Charter Management Organizations, Charter School Authorizing, Charter School Features, State and Federal Charter School Policy

Replicating Quality: Policy Recommendations to Support the Replication and Growth of High-Performing Charter Schools and Networks

Relicating Quality cover imageCould adoption of judicious policies and practices in the charter sector create a million more excellent opportunities for students over the next decade?  This report, prepared by Public Impact for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers and the Charter School Growth Fund, makes recommendations that legislators, authorizers, and state education agencies can use to build a policy environment that will substantially increase the prevalence and impact of high-quality charter schools.  The recommendations support four strategies to promote quality in the sector: differentiating charter operators based on performance, building system capacity to cultivate and support high-performing schools and networks, facilitating replication of high performers and accelerating closure of low performers.

Going Exponential: Growing the Charter School Sector’s Best

Written by publicimpact on February 15, 2011. Posted in Big Ideas for Education, Charter Management Organizations, Charter School Features, State and Federal Charter School Policy

Going Exponential: Growing the Charter School Sector’s Best

Going-Exponential_2011-1The supply of seats in the nation’s best charter schools is not growing rapidly enough to serve the millions of low-income children who need better schools.  Based on lessons from the fastest growing organizations in other sectors, this report for the Progressive Policy Institute provides breakthrough solutions for growing the best charter schools and charter management organizations. With specific advice for charter sector leaders, policymakers and philanthropists, Going Exponential offers strategies that could enable every child living in poverty to have access to schools as good as today’s top ten percent charter schools by 2025. Recommendations address the major barriers limiting growth of the sector’s best, such as scarcity of excellent school leaders, funding for growth, and motivation of charter leaders to grow while maintaining excellence.

Developing Education Talent Pipelines for Charter Schools: A Citywide Approach

Written by publicimpact on October 19, 2011. Posted in Charter Management Organizations, Charter School Features, Help for Charter Schools, Recruit, Select, and Keep Education Talent

Developing Education Talent Pipelines for Charter Schools: A Citywide Approach

1044-NCS-WtPaper DevEdTalenThis white paper highlights six indicators of a robust talent pipeline so that charter supporters of all kinds—including charter school leaders, talent providers, charter support organizations, philanthropies, and politicians—can evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their own efforts. It also shows through the examples of Indianapolis and New Orleans how charter supporters have been able to grow the supply of effective charter school teachers and leaders by focusing on these indicators. This white paper is part of a three-piece series continuing the discussion from a National Charter School Resource Center / U.S. Department of Education conference exploring emerging city-based movements that embrace high-quality charters as an integral component of their reform strategy.

Friendly Competition.

Written by publicimpact on September 2, 2009. Posted in Charter Management Organizations

Friendly Competition

Friendly-CompetitionStand-alone charter schools are among the most innovative and successful schools around. But can they serve as the basis for a sustainable, large-scale movement for change in education? Or are they likely to remain the exception rather than the rule? What kinds of institutions are needed to support the scale-up of successful models? This article in Education Next tackles these questions.

 

Charting a Clear Course: A Resource Guide for Building Successful Partnerships between Charter Schools and School Management Organizations

Written by publicimpact on September 2, 2009. Posted in Charter Management Organizations

Charting a Clear Course: A Resource Guide for Building Successful Partnerships between Charter Schools and School Management Organizations

Co-authored by Bryan C. Hassel and Margaret Lin, this resource guide aims to help charter school boards forge successful relationships with school management organizations. The guide was reissued in 2005 by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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