Charter schools frequently confront inadequate facility funding, few affordable and suitable buildings, inadequate facility expertise among charter founders, and gradual expansion of enrollment and grade levels that requires more or new space. Charter school facility incubators provide affordable, short-term space for new and growing charter schools. In a new report, Charter School Facility Incubators: A […]
Autonomous District Schools: A New Path to Growing High-Quality, Innovative Public Schools
Report illuminates how districts are implementing autonomous district schools to gain charter-like flexibilities and opportunities.
Beyond the Fringe: Charter Authorizing as Enrollment Grows
Report presents a framework for considering the issues that arise as charter enrollment grows in a city and how those issues affect students’ access to great schools.
School Restart Authorization Process Guide
Process guide and related database offer step-by-step guidance for designing or refining the restart process.
Authorizer Shopping: Lessons from Experience and Ideas for the Future
Report considers five examples of authorizer shopping and provides specific guidance to authorizers, policymakers, and advocates to address it.
Authorizer Hopping: Motivations, Causes, and Ways to Stop It
Brief explores how and why authorizer hopping happens and offers recommendations to stop it.
North Carolina Charter Schools: Excellence and Equity through Collaboration
Report details recommendations from North Carolina education leaders to improve charter authorizing practices and increase accountability.
Indiana Charter School Board: 2012-2013 Annual Report
Annual report includes a history of the Indiana Charter School Board and an overview of the Indiana charter landscape.
Virtual Schools: Assessing Progress and Accountability
Report presents recommendations for facing the challenges of adequately assessing virtual schools.
Replicating Quality: Policy Recommendations to Support the Replication and Growth of High-Performing Charter Schools and Networks
Report makes recommendations for building a policy environment to increase the prevalence and impact of high-quality charter schools.
Successfully Authorizing Blended Charter Schools
Brief deals with the unique challenges of authorizing blended charter schools.
NACSA Charter School Authorizing Policy Guides for State Leaders
Series of brief “policy guides” help state policymakers lay the groundwork for good authorizing.