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Thinking Outside the Charter Grant Box

Thinking Outside the Charter Grant Box

The world of federal grants available to charter schools is much wider than just the CSP!
2011 State Legislative Session Summary

2011 State Legislative Session Summary

This document was presented at the 2011 National Charter Schools Conference by Todd Ziebarth, vice president, state advocacy and support and Liza Grover, senior director, state advocacy and support. In the past year, public charter schools have garnered intense national scrutiny.
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Assess, Coordinate, Execute: How to ACE an Executive Director Search

This issue brief presents a meaningful strategy for how charter school boards can hire top-notch, well-suited leaders for their schools.
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The Promise of Citywide Charter Strategies

Given this steady growth of the charter school population, and its concentration in cities, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) anticipated a need for correspondent growth and change of the network of charter support organizations (CSOs).
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Making Room for New Public Schools How Innovative School Districts are Learning to Share Public Education Facilities with Charter Schools

This report examines the public school facilities landscape in seven major cities and profiles the best practices for improving public charter school access to the existing stock of public school buildings.
How Do Charter Schools Get the Teachers They Want?

How Do Charter Schools Get the Teachers They Want?

The latest publication issued by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, "How Do Charter Schools Get the Teachers They Want?" examines the practices public charter schools employ to hire the teachers they need.
Delivering on the Promise

Delivering on the Promise: How Missouri Can Grow Excellent, Accountable Public Charter Schools

The report is a clear analysis of Missouri's charter school sector. It offers recommendations to improve the quality of schools by creating rigorous approval systems that will allow for accountable, high-performing public charter schools.
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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, 2011

Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws analyzes the country's 41 state charter laws and scores how well each supports charter school quality and growth based on the 20 essential components from the NAPCS's model charter school law.
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Measuring Charter Performance: A Review of Public Charter School Achievement Studies

Measuring Charter Performance: A Review of Public Charter School Achievement Studies is the sixth annual research synthesis which continues to assess the available research on charter school achievement.
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A Growing Movement: Americas Largest Charter School Communities, Fifth Edition

Charter schools have never had the opportunity we have now. In addition to ongoing support from the U.S. Department of Education and Obama Administration, a number of films focused on Americas education crisis have brought national attention to the promise of charter schools.
Free To Lead

Free to Lead: Autonomy in Highly Successful Charter Schools

Written by Public Impacts Joe Ableidinger and Bryan C.
Measuring Up To The Model

How State Charter Laws Rank Against The New Model Public Charter School Law

It's very important to have better, clearer charter laws laws that enable innovation, promote transparency about how charter schools perform and how they are held accountable, and provide fair access to public funds and facilities.