ERIC Number: ED469230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
How Community-Based Organizations Can Start Charter Schools.
A growing number of charter schools are being designed, launched, and operated by community-based nonprofit organizations (CBOs). This resource guide is intended to target a priority technical assistance need: creating and sustaining a healthy relationship between a new charter school and a founding community organization, leading to the creation and operation of a highly successful school. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to CBO-linked charter schools with several examples that capture the breadth and significance of this important and far-reaching development. Chapter 2 describes the motivation of CBOs that have chosen to get involved in the startup of charter schools and provides information about preplanning activities. Chapter 3 offers guidance on how to structure the charter-school planning process. Chapter 4 explores the different types of relationships that CBOs and charter schools are forming. Chapter 5 delineates characteristics of successful partnerships and discusses a number of proven strategies for overcoming turf issues and other barriers to effective collaboration between CBOs and charter schools. Finally, chapter 6 includes a selected list of organizations, publications, Web sites, and other resources that will be of great use to community-based nonprofit organizations interested in launching charter schools. (RT)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Community Support, Elementary Secondary Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Nontraditional Education, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship
Charter Friends National Network, 1295 Bandana Boulevard, Suite 165, St. Paul, MN 55108. Tel: 651-644-6115; Fax: 651-644-0433; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.charterfriends.org. For full text: http://www.uscharterschools.org/gb/community/cbo_guidebook.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Charter Friends National Network, St. Paul, MN.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A