School districts are a major part of the U.S. education system. Charter schools are innovative public schools designed to adapt to the evolving needs of students. How can we describe charter schools as it relates to school districts?
Bellwether interviewed the leaders of five charter schools and charter management organizations about how they used their ESSER funds and drafted short case studies based on those conversations.
From Crisis to Creativity: Can technology play a role in strengthening teacher-student relationships?
This paper from Gradient Learning makes the case that a global calamity may have sparked a renewed appreciation of the critical role that positive human relationships play in the classroom.
This white paper focuses on charter school campuses and explains why these records are found in datasets from the National Alliance as well as when it might be more helpful to exclude these records from analyses.
More than 1 in 5 charter school students are in an area with low access to the internet.
No exact definition of what constitutes a “school” exists. This lack of standardization can be problematic when accounting for schools in data systems and maintaining consistent data across time because federal and state educational agencies use different definitions for schools.
Charter schools are finding innovative solutions to state teacher pension plan concerns that could be applied to the broader teacher labor market.
This paper highlights seven core practices that are foundational to building a high-quality teacher pipeline and the tactics behind them in an effort to help charter schools, and the organizations that support them, recruit and retain the best talent.
2016 State Legislative Session Highlights for Charter Public Schools summarizes this years state legislative activity across the country, organized into the following categories: no-law states, authorizing and accountability, funding and facilities, and other issues
This report compares state laws over time based on 20 essential components focused on creating and supporting high-quality charter schools.