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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
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, 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
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
Mead, Sara – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2012
Charter schools have moved from being widely viewed as a marginal force in public education reform to taking on a central role in our national, state, and local debates around improving education. And a growing number of policymakers--including superintendents, mayors, governors, and even U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan--are using…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Public Education, School Administration
Conlan, Sean – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2012
This report presents the findings from a rigorous national survey of charter school authorizers conducted in 2011 by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). This is the fourth time NACSA has conducted this type of national survey. As in years past, the vast majority of authorizers (90 percent) are school districts and they…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Administration, School Closing, School Surveys
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2011
Authorizers are as varied as the schools they oversee. Some are responsible for just one charter, while others monitor hundreds of charters serving tens of thousands of students. Some are school districts, while others are independent statewide boards, universities, not-for-profits, or state education agencies. Regardless of their size and type,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Accountability, Best Practices, Scoring
Wechtenhiser, Kim, Ed.; Wade, Andrew, Ed.; Lin, Margaret, Ed. – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2011
Closing a failing charter school is difficult, but it can be done. In fact, it has been done hundreds of times across the country. However, if you are on the staff or the board of a charter school authorizing agency that is facing a closure decision, the fact that other authorizers have closed schools may be of small comfort. You are facing a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Closing, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
Watson, John; Rapp, Chris – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2011
Online charter schools are one key subset of the K-12 online education landscape, which also includes state virtual schools, district-level online programs, private providers of both individual courses and entire schools, and others. As of late 2010, online and blended charter schools existed in more than 20 states, serving more than 100,000…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Administration, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning
Mead, Sara – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2010
Both the charter school and universal pre-K movements have grown substantially during the past 10 years. Nearly 5,000 charter schools now exist in 40 states and the District of Columbia, serving some 1.6 million students--up from 2,300 schools serving 580,000 students only a decade ago. The growth in state pre-kindergarten enrollments has…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Outcomes of Education, Kindergarten, Public Education
Cass, Rebecca – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
As representatives of the public's interests in public charter schools, authorizers lie at the foundation of a quality charter school sector. The core functions of authorizing--charter school approval, oversight and evaluation--are essential in promoting and upholding charter school quality. To carry out these functions professionally and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, School Administration, Financial Support
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