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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 (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
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
Ableidinger, Joe; Hassel, Bryan C. – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2012
This issue brief is part of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers' (NACSA's) "Cyber Series," which addresses issues in policy and practice that relate to authorizing online and blended charter schools. This brief aims to improve authorizer understanding and oversight of blended charter schools, which combine digital…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Blended Learning, Models, Evaluation
Shaw, Matthew – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2011
Charter school closure, though sometimes challenging and emotionally charged, is an essential aspect of the charter school movement. The purpose of this Issue Brief is to provide a practice-oriented resource for authorizers and other charter school stakeholders to navigate the closure process after the decision to close a school has been made. In…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Closing, School Administration, Stakeholders
Aase, Ben – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
As schools are in the business of educating students, academic performance should be the primary outcome by which a charter school is evaluated. But a charter school cannot provide students with a good education if it cannot meet payroll, afford to keep the lights on in the building, or worse yet, improperly uses public funds that should be spent…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Administration, Educational Finance, Financial Audits
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
Haft, William – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
A contract is about commitment and responsibility. It is about the commitment that two or more parties make and the responsibility to deliver on those commitments. When school developers and authorizers turn a charter application into a contract, the relationship transforms: it shifts from aspiration to expectation and from theory to practice. The…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Contracts, School Administration, Legal Responsibility
Wechtenhiser, Kim – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2008
Engaging in the charter school sector is not for the faint of heart--doing so requires grappling with many complex questions. How will the work impact the reputation of the university? What political, financial or legal liabilities will the institution assume? Who will do the day-to-day heavy lifting? Across the country, dynamic higher education…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Universities, School Administration, Laboratory Schools
Cornell-Feist, Marci – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2007
It is the board that selects, supports, and terminates when necessary, the school leader. It is the board that ensures that the school is operationally and financially viable. It is the board that partners with the school leader to define academic excellence and then holds the bar high insisting that the school delivers. An authorizer's success in…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Administration, Governing Boards, Administrator Evaluation
Lowe, Adam; Lin, Margaret – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2006
A three-legged stool is always stable, regardless of its placement on an uneven surface. Keeping the top parallel to the floor and comfortable to sit on, however, requires careful steps to achieve balance among each of the three legs. In carrying out their work, authorizers typically work to achieve steadiness in a two-party accountability…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Administration, Organizations (Groups), Administrator Role
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2005
This resource toolkit for working education service providers contains four sections. Section 1, "Roles Responsibilities, and Relationships," contains: (1) "Purchasing Services from an Educational Management Organization," excerpted from "The Charter School Administrative and Governance Guide" (Massachusetts Dept. of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Administration, Conflict of Interest, Institutional Role