New School Development: A Toolkit for Charter Support Organizations and Charter School Founders

By | 2018-04-11T16:59:22+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

New School Development: A Toolkit for Charter Support Organizations and Charter School Founders Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Safal Partners The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) released a new toolkit aimed at providing Charter Support Organizations (CSOs) and charter school founders with new resources on what it takes to open a new [...]

An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Delaware

By | 2018-01-17T01:32:21+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Delaware Jan 5, 2018 | Safal Partners In the spring of 2016, the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), the Colorado League of Charter Schools (the League), the Delaware Charter Schools Network (DCSN), and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (the Alliance) collaborated [...]

Case Study: Personalized Learning in Cornville Regional Charter School

By | 2017-07-17T18:53:54+00:00 June 7th, 2017|

This case study features Cornville Regional Charter School (CRCS) and its learner-centric personalized learning methodology. Founded in 2012, CRCS is a charter program located in rural Maine, and the school serves 144 students in grades K-8. CRCS has fully integrated proficiency-based personalized learning into their curriculum. Personalized learning is a philosophy that uses student-centered [...]

NCSRC Publication: Students with Disabilities Resources

By | 2017-04-12T22:03:03+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

As public schools, charter schools have an obligation to serve students with disabilities (SWD); as self-governing, mission-oriented, and nimble schools, charter schools have a corresponding opportunity to provide innovative, student-centered opportunities to meet those obligations. This compilation from the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) is designed to provide the charter school community with [...]

NCSRC Publication: English Learner Resources

By | 2017-04-12T22:03:44+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

As public schools, charter schools have an obligation to serve English Leaners (EL); as self-governing, mission-oriented, and nimble schools, charter schools have a corresponding opportunity to provide innovative, student-centered opportunities to meet those obligations. This compilation from the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) is designed to provide the charter school community with access [...]

Case Study: Charter Schools Intentionally Designed to Serve Diverse Students and Families

By | 2018-01-10T03:56:34+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

This case study features Valor Collegiate Academies, an intentionally diverse charter management organization (CMO) that operates two high-performing charter schools in Nashville, Tennessee. Valor opened its first school in 2014-15 with a mission to serve a diverse student body and has made many decisions through its founding and operation to achieve that mission. Valor [...]

Charter School Discipline Toolkit: A Toolkit for Charter School Leaders

By | 2017-04-12T22:05:34+00:00 June 28th, 2016|

The National Charter School Resource Center (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 discipline reform include: 1) defining the scope of change, 2) creating a vision, 3) driving commitment to change, 4) revising policies and procedures, and [...]

Charter School Discipline: Examples of Policies and School Climate Efforts from the Field

By | 2017-04-10T21:42:00+00:00 June 27th, 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, and Rowe Elementary School. The report presents each school's culture, discipline programs, results, and emerging issues. Download Resource More Publications [...]

Engaging English Learner Families In Charter Schools

By | 2016-05-30T06:51:40+00:00 May 24th, 2016|

English Learner (EL) students are the fastest growing demographic group among school children in the United States, with the number of ELs in K-12 public schools increasing by about 14% from 2002-03 to 2010-11. Research and practice suggest that greater family engagement with schools can be a critical lever for ensuring the academic success of [...]

Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit

By | 2016-05-30T06:48:30+00:00 May 24th, 2016|

Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit features information on charter schools serving the needs of military families and tools to help additional military communities strengthen their local school options with new charter schools. Over the past decade, a variety of charter schools have opened to serve military-connected children and families in diverse locations and [...]