The Charter Schools Program (CSP) funds or has funded many entities and organizations that provide rich and varied resources. They include:
National Charter School Resource Center at http://www.charterschoolcenter.org/. If you are interested specifically in information about upcoming grant opportunities for charter schools (State, foundation, private, and Federal) visit: http://www.charterschoolcenter.org/grants.
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools at http://www.publiccharters.org.
National Association of Charter School Authorizers at http://www.qualitycharters.org/.
Center for Education Reform Charter School Law Ranking and Scorecard at http://www.charterschoolresearch.com/.
Primers on Implementing Special Education in Charter Schools at www.charterschoolcenter.org/priority-area/primers.
Building Charter School Quality
A Framework for Operational Quality at www.publiccharters.org.
National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance at http://www.charterresource.org/.
Center for School Change at http://www.centerforschoolchange.org/.
Funding Information from the National Charter Schools Resource Center
The National Charter Schools Resource Center (NCSRC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, contains a wealth of information for anyone interested in charter schools, including news of upcoming grant opportunities.
- One NCSRC web page provides information for the charter school sector about grant possibilities from a range of places: states, foundations, the private sector, and many Federal Government departments and agencies. Go to http://www.charterschoolcenter.org/grants.
- A second NCSRC web page with information about Federal discretionary grant funding is: http://www.charterschoolcenter.org/newsletter/march-2011-charter-schools-can-tap-wide-range-federal-discretionary-grants.
Making Charter School Facilities More Affordable: State-driven Policy Approaches showcases charter school facility laws and practices that have been developed to tackle the facilities challenge in eight states and Washington, D.C. (Out of Print)
K-8 Charter Schools Guide Closing the Achievement Gap looks at seven K-8 charter schools that are dispelling the myth that some students cannot achieve to high standards. These schools are closing the achievement gap through challenging curriculum, high expectations, and the proper support that all students need to succeed. (Out of Print)
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Charter High Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap shows how eight diverse schools are using innovative instructional approaches to close the achievement gap between the highest and the lowest performing students. (Out of Print)
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Supporting Charter School Excellence Through Quality Authorizing features eight charter authorizers that share a commitment to quality and remain focused on improving and expanding the education options in their area. The guide is designed to help policymakers at the state and national levels and to help current and potential authorizers replicate these successful models and practices. (Out of Print)
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Successful Charter Schools profiles the successes of eight charter schools around the country. (Out of Print)