ERIC Number: ED568711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding District-Charter Collaboration Grants. Final Report
Tuttle, Christina; McCullough, Moira; Richman, Scott; Booker, Kevin; Burnett, Alyson; Keating, Betsy; Cavanaugh, Michael
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
In November 2012, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested in seven innovative district-charter partnerships with "the potential capacity and commitment to accelerate student college ready rates through deep collaboration and sharing of best practices" (District-Charter Collaboration Grant Request for Proposal [RFP]). These partnerships brought together traditional public school districts with individual charter management organizations (CMOs) and local charter schools (and, in some cases, Catholic schools) in Boston, Massachusetts; Denver, Colorado; Hartford, Connecticut; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Spring Branch, Texas. All seven sites received three-year grants intended to (1) facilitate collaboration on evidence-based solutions aligned with the Foundation's College Ready strategy; and (2) improve equity of access, resources, and accountability across district and charter schools. The grants ranged in size from approximately $2 million to $5 million. As part of the District-Charter Collaboration Grant program, the Foundation has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research to conduct an evaluation of its implementation and effects. This final report summarizes the full three-year implementation of the grants from December 2012 to December 2015. One appendix is included: Detail on Leadership Development Participant Selection and Training.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Partnerships in Education, Grants, College Readiness, Best Practices, Public Schools, School Districts, Catholic Schools, Cooperation, Accountability, Equal Education, Resource Allocation, Program Implementation, Networks, Leadership Training, Interviews, Focus Groups, Barriers, Teachers, Principals, Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Hartford); Louisiana (New Orleans); Massachusetts (Boston); New York (New York); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Texas