Case Study: Personalized Learning in Cornville Regional Charter School

2017-07-17T18:53:54+00:00

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 [...]

Case Study: Personalized Learning in Cornville Regional Charter School 2017-07-17T18:53:54+00:00

NCSRC Publication: Students with Disabilities Resources

2017-04-12T22:03:03+00:00

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: Students with Disabilities Resources 2017-04-12T22:03:03+00:00

NCSRC Publication: English Learner Resources

2017-04-12T22:03:44+00:00

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 [...]

NCSRC Publication: English Learner Resources 2017-04-12T22:03:44+00:00

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

2017-07-07T14:43:04+00:00

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 [...]

Case Study: Charter Schools Intentionally Designed to Serve Diverse Students and Families 2017-07-07T14:43:04+00:00

Charter School Discipline Toolkit: A Toolkit for Charter School Leaders

2017-04-12T22:05:34+00:00

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 Toolkit: A Toolkit for Charter School Leaders 2017-04-12T22:05:34+00:00

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

2017-04-10T21:42:00+00:00

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 [...]

Charter School Discipline: Examples of Policies and School Climate Efforts from the Field 2017-04-10T21:42:00+00:00

Engaging English Learner Families In Charter Schools

2016-05-30T06:51:40+00:00

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 [...]

Engaging English Learner Families In Charter Schools 2016-05-30T06:51:40+00:00

Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit

2016-05-30T06:48:30+00:00

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 [...]

Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit 2016-05-30T06:48:30+00:00

English Learner Case Study: Alma del Mar

2016-05-30T06:47:38+00:00

Alma del Mar (“Soul of the Sea”) Charter School is a K-8 Expeditionary Learning public charter school that opened in August 2011 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Alma del Mar is committed to setting all of the students on a college trajectory and challenging them to be service-minded leaders. By engaging in a rigorous academic program [...]

English Learner Case Study: Alma del Mar 2016-05-30T06:47:38+00:00

Student Achievement in Charter Schools: What the Research Shows

2016-05-30T06:43:16+00:00

The charter sector has grown dramatically since its beginnings in Minnesota almost a quarter of a century ago. Today, an estimated 2.5 million children attend approximately 6,400 charter schools across the country, and all but 8 states have charter laws in place. The expansion of the sector has been accompanied by an increase in public commentary about charter [...]

Student Achievement in Charter Schools: What the Research Shows 2016-05-30T06:43:16+00:00