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National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2019
This first-ever look at the national charter school pipeline--what schools are being proposed and by whom--reveals a diverse sector, with a tremendous variety of applicants and school models. Working with Public Impact, National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) collected and analyzed nearly 3,000 charter school applications…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Validated Programs, Program Proposals, Public Education
National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2018
The "Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing," first established in 2004, reflect the lessons learned by experienced authorizers. This foundational resource for National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has been used to guide authorizing practices across the country and is referenced in state…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Quality, Standards, Institutional Autonomy
National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2018
The "Quality Practice Project" (QPP) is the National Association of Charter School Authorizers' (NACSA's) multi-year research initiative to identify what high-performing authorizers do to achieve stellar student and public interest outcomes. Participants and researchers collaboratively investigated the perspectives and practices of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Quality, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
Doyle, Daniela; Kim, Juli; Rausch, M. Karega – National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2017
The executive summary a case study of two authorizers--Denver Public Schools and the District of Columbia (D.C.) Public Charter School Board--both with strong outcomes in many areas and a high or growing charter enrollment. For each, it summarizes how their approach to authorizing has shaped the way they address the issues that arise as charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Educational Administration, Equal Education
Doyle, Daniela; Kim, Juli; Rausch, M. Karega – National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2017
This report provides a case study of two authorizers--Denver Public Schools and the District of Columbia (D.C.) Public Charter School Board--both with strong outcomes in many areas and a high or growing charter enrollment. For each, it summarizes how their approach to authorizing has shaped the way they address the issues that arise as charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Educational Administration, Equal Education
Rausch, M. Karega; Conlan, Sean; Tracewski, Sherry – National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2017
Improving the quality of charter school authorizing is critical for improving the quality of charter schools and the outcomes experienced by students and communities. As every charter school has an authorizer, improvement in authorizing has the power to be among the most significant catalysts in creating many more high-quality schools and closing…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Governance, Educational Administration, Institutional Evaluation
Boast, Lyria; Ellison, Shonaka; Hassel, Bryan C.; Conlan, Sean; Rausch, M. Karega – National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2016
As charter school authorizers and states have increased performance expectations and grown less hesitant to close failing schools, "authorizer shopping" has emerged as a growing threat to overall charter school quality. Authorizer shopping happens when a charter school chooses or changes its authorizer specifically to avoid…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Quality, Accountability, Guidelines
Rausch, M. K.; Conlan, S. K. – National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2016
In theory, authorizers play an important role in decisions regarding charter schools and student discipline, as they are the bodies responsible for protecting the public interest, while balancing school autonomy and accountability. Within public education, a rigorous debate is occurring about student discipline practices, particularly suspensions…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Discipline, School Administration, Surveys
National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2016
Since 2008, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has annually surveyed our nation's authorizers. Survey findings provide an annual measuring stick for those in the field of authorizing, and they help education decision makers, foundations, legislators, and researchers inform their understanding of the field of charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, National Surveys, School Surveys
National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2015
Charter school authorizing is a powerful strategy for making excellent public schools and educational opportunities available to all students. Done well, charter authorizing increases student achievement by expanding the supply of quality public schools to satisfy unmet needs--particularly by providing life-changing opportunities for students…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Standards, Institutional Autonomy, Quality Control
National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2014
This report summarizes findings of a comprehensive national survey that covers authorizer adoption of Essential Practices, as well as important context about the evolution of the authorizing profession itself. There are some gratifying results, with near-unanimous adoption of such key practices as requiring financial audits of schools and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Administration, School Surveys, National Surveys
National Association of Charter School Authorizers, 2014
Since 2008, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) has annually surveyed the nation's authorizers. Survey findings provide an annual measuring stick for those in the field of authorizing, and they help education decision makers, foundations, legislators, and researchers inform their understanding of the field of charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accreditation (Institutions), Surveys, Decision Making
Ark, Tom Vander – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2013
It is time to rethink charter school authorization. There are approximately 5,000 charter schools in the United States (about 5 percent of schools) and a push from parents and the Department of Education for more. Given that many charters authorized during the initial wave of charter applications have not proven themselves to be any better than…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Community Support
Griffin, Jim – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2013
"Viewpoint" is a series of articles written by leaders in charter school authorizing and the education reform movement. The series is meant to foster thoughtful discussion and idea exchange on current topics and emerging trends in the sector. This paper examines the various policy and implementation levers available to inject affirmative…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2012
Charter school authorizing is a powerful strategy for making excellent public schools and educational opportunities available to all students. Done well, charter authorizing increases student achievement by expanding the supply of quality public schools to satisfy unmet needs--particularly by providing life-changing opportunities for students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities, Charter Schools, Guidance
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