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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
Clair, Nancy – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2011
Educators, school administrators, policymakers, and community members are responsible for providing a quality education for all students in the nation's public schools. Traditional and charter schools bear the duty to ensure that special populations of students have access to the best education possible. This responsibility makes it essential for…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, English Language Learners, Student Characteristics, Federal Legislation
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
This report provides essential new information on the relationship between the location of and enrollment in Denver public schools that meet the 2009 School Performance Framework (SPF) standards. Funded by the National Association of Charter School authorizers (NACSA), this research is designed primarily to identify and highlight those areas with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, School Location, Enrollment
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
This report compares the demand for public education in St. Louis during the 2007-08 school year with both the supply and location of public schools operated by St. Louis Public Schools and charter schools. The geographic areas of analysis are the city of St. Louis and its zip codes. The first four sections of this report contain background…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, School Location, Charter Schools
Higgins, Monica; Hess, Frederick M. – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2008
Given the desperate plight of urban schooling and the disheartening track record of conventional reform, dynamic new ventures like the KIPP Academies, Edison, or Green Dot Public Schools are increasingly being asked to stand in for failing district schools. While promising, these ventures have thus far typically been characterized by "one-off"…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Change, Success
Kindler, David T., Ed. – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2007
State and district school leaders across the U.S. have long sought ways to create success for children attending schools where too many have failed for far too long. A new approach to solving this old problem is called "starting fresh." By beginning anew with the freedom to do things vastly different, a real opportunity is created to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Governance, Instructional Leadership
Smith, Nelson; Herdman, Paul – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2004
The term "authorizer" conveys an imposing sense of size and authority, but in the world of charter schools, the authorizer is often a small-scale office or, more commonly, a single employee for whom chartering is just one among many responsibilities amidst a large institution like a state or local board of education, university, or private…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Administration, School Effectiveness, Institutional Autonomy
Haft, William – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2004
The charter renewal decision is one of the most significant high stakes decision in public education. It determines the continuing existence or termination of a school. It has the potential to be a celebration of the accomplishments and success of a school--and its students--that was built from the ground up a few years earlier. In some sense, the…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, State Legislation, Accountability, Charter Schools
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2004
The basic charter school bargain--freedom in exchange for accountability--presents unique challenges to authorizers. Authorizers must walk a tightrope of sorts, respecting each charter school's independence and distinct mission, while holding every school accountable for educational results and public obligations. Overseeing charter schools is…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Boards of Education, Accountability, Freedom