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ERIC Number: ED541308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Steering the Course for Success: Authorizers and Effective Charter School Governance. Authorizer Issue Brief. Number 9
Cornell-Feist, Marci
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1)
Researcher Gary Gruber has stated, "No other singular variable is more important for the health and vitality of a school than the way that it is governed. Teacher competencies, student achievement, parental and community support, adequate facilities and resources are all critical and essential for success. Governance will determine how those characteristics are initiated, managed, supported and promoted." In the charter school setting, effective governance is vital for delivering on promises made to students, parents and the community. Because of the importance of governance, charter school authorizers have a vested interest in ensuring that the schools they oversee are effectively governed. Therefore, it is important that authorizers understand governance and know what makes for effective governance. Presented in two parts, this issue brief defines effective governance in the charter school setting (Part I) and highlights concrete strategies authorizers employ to promote, support and reinforce strong charter school governance (Part II). A list of resources and references is included. (Contains 6 endnotes.)
National Association of Charter School Authorizers. 105 West Adams Street Suite 3500, Chicago, IL 60603. Tel: 312-376-2300; Fax: 312-376-2400; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Association of Charter School Authorizers