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ERIC Number: ED469230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
How Community-Based Organizations Can Start Charter Schools.
Martinelli, Frank
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)
Charter Friends National Network, 1295 Bandana Boulevard, Suite 165, St. Paul, MN 55108. Tel: 651-644-6115; Fax: 651-644-0433; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Charter Friends National Network, St. Paul, MN.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A