ERIC Number: ED402670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Nonprofit Technical Assistance Activity for Charter Applicants in Pennsylvania: Mission, Functions, Capabilities and Plans.
Millot, Marc Dean
Pennsylvania's proposed Charter Schools Act, House Bill (H.B.) 1834, allows charter schools to be approved by local school boards or school district voters. This report describes the mission, functions, capabilities, and plans of a potential nonprofit Technical Assistance Activity (TAA) for charter-school applicants under H.B. 1834. The report addresses the extent to which government and the private sector are likely to meet the needs of charter applicants, suggests areas where support provided by a nonprofit TAA may be of special importance to charter applicants, describes the capabilities that a TAA should possess, and provides a framework for planning the development of the new institution. The report concludes that the primary mission of a nonprofit TAA should be to support implementation of H.B. 1834 by providing information, access to professional expertise, and direct assistance to charter applicants. The specific functions of a Pennsylvania TAA are described. The report identifies basic support requirements, describes the particular needs of applicants for specialized expertise; and assesses the availability of appropriate support from government, and the cost and quality of support services from the private sector, and specifies services to be provided by the TAA. Nine tables are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Compliance (Legal), Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Services, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, School Support, Shared Resources and Services, State Legislation, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Inst. on Education and Training.; Washington Univ., Seattle.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania