ERIC Number: ED484421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Charter Schools Program Title V, Part B Non-Regulatory Guidance
US Department of Education
The primary purpose of the Charter Schools Program (CSP), is to expand the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the Nation by providing Federal financial assistance for charter school program design, initial implementation, and planning; and to evaluate the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, staff, and parents. The program also encourages, through the use of funding priorities, the creation of strong charter school laws, in the States, that are designed to provide for the establishment of high-quality charter schools. An additional purpose is to encourage States to provide support to charter schools for facilities financing in amounts commensurate with the amounts they have typically provided for traditional public schools. The non-regulatory guidance addresses questions the Department has received regarding various provisions of the CSP statute, including those related to student admissions to charter schools, the use of lotteries, private school conversions, and the involvement of for-profit organizations in charter schools. The non-regulatory guidance also addresses how businesses, faith-based communities and other community-based organizations and individuals associated with them can be involved in the development and operation of charter schools.
Descriptors: Financial Support, Federal Programs, Charter Schools, Federal Aid, Educational Quality, Eligibility, Resource Allocation, Grants, Admission Criteria, Religious Organizations
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.