Safal Publications 2017-07-07T14:52:35+00:00

Safal Partners has authored or co-authored all of the items below since 2012. Many of these reports stem from Safal’s operation of the NCSRC. The Center hosts over 1000+ vetted and objective reports or white papers, 90 webinars, and many other types of resources.

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Case Study: Personalized Learning at Cornville Regional Charter School

Cornville Regional Charter School has fully integrated proficiency-based personalized learning into their curriculum. Personalized learning is a philosophy that uses student-centered practices and technology to integrate individual student interests and pacing into the curriculum, while following state and federal learning standards.
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SEA Webinar: Logic Models as Living Documents: Updating and Applying Tools

These tools present concise, visual representations of the thinking behind a proposal and the work required to execute it. This second webinar continued the discussion started in the 2017 CSP SEA Meeting of Project Directors in a round-table format.
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Student Achievement in Charter Schools: What the Research Shows

This report examines recent research and identifies common findings for policymakers, parents, educators, and other stakeholders seeking to gain a better understanding of the effectiveness of charter schools.
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District-Charter Collaboration: A User’s Guide.

Safal conducted field research on collaborations in the country for this toolkit. The report is written to assist district and charter representatives interested in establishing a new collaboration or in increasing the effectiveness of an existing collaboration.
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Serving Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools Webinar.

This webinar focuses on the state of special education in charter schools, how charter schools can create partnerships to expand capacity for special education, and other ways to improve services to students with disabilities.
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English Learners Video Case Studies: El Sol, Alma del Mar, and Folk Arts

These schools across the nation have made remark- able strides in the achievement of their EL students. With the objective of promoting best practices, Safal interviewed school leaders and showed their models in action.
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Dollars for Degrees.

This report describes the sources and types of financial aid available to post-secondary students in Texas, how financial aid is packaged at different types of institutions, and the effects of financial aid on post-secondary persistence and completion.
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Educate Texas Case Study.

Safal Partners was commissioned to evaluate and outline the progress of Educate Texas’s post-sec- ondary programs, such as Early College High Schools (ECHS) and Texas Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies.
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Engaging English Learner Families in Charter Schools.

This report highlights a range of practices and funding strategies used by charter schools to improve the achievement of EL students in the wider community.
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Case Study: Charter Schools Intentionally Designed to Serve Diverse Students and Families

This case study features Valor Collegiate Academies, an intentionally diverse charter management organization (CMO) that operates two high-performing charter schools in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Webinar: Exploring the Role of the SEA in Promoting Local District Charter Collaboration

This webinar provided attendees with a real-time update on the state of district charter collaboration nationally as well as preliminary findings from a series of interviews CRPE conducted with SEA leaders.
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Webinar: Recruitment for Governing Boards

Having the right skills, experiences, perspectives, and networks among board members is essential to help the charter school achieve its goals.
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Finding Space: Charters in District Facilities.

Acquiring a facility is one of a charter school’s greatest initial challenges. This paper explores the data and experiences of charter school acquiring and using district-owned facilities.
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Special Education Video Case Studies

Two Rivers Charter School and Brooke Roslindale Charter: Special education practices at these schools have yielded impressive results. Safal Partners visited the schools and got footage from interviews with the staff and students and documented their models in action.
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Charter Schools and Military Communities: A Toolkit.

This resource 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.
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Keeping the Promise of Opportunity.

The report explores the challenges low-income young adults face in accessing and using financial aid and the related trends contributing to inequality in post-secondary education today, as well as potential approaches to helping students overcome these barriers
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Legal Guidelines for Educating English Learners in Charter Schools.

Schools need to know the federal and state legal frame- work requirements, issues related to data, and reporting policies as they attempt to serve the needs of ELs.
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Serving English Language Learners and Families Webinar.

This webinar focused on the research Safal did to publish the two EL reports above. Counting live participants and visitors to its online posting, the webinar has been viewed over one thousand times.
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