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ERIC Number: ED544279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Successfully Authorizing Blended Charter Schools. Authorizing Matters. Issue Brief. Cyber Series
Ableidinger, Joe; Hassel, Bryan C.
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1)
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 learning with instruction in brick-and-mortar locations. It begins with an explanation of the variety of blended charter school models, followed by a brief discussion of key issues for authorizer awareness and consideration in the blended charter school context, with attention to both initial approval and ongoing oversight. The brief then provides more specific guidance on evaluating proposals for blended charter schools. Finally, it provides general recommendations for overseeing and evaluating blended charter schools. (Contains 1 table and 22 endnotes.)
National Association of Charter School Authorizers. 105 West Adams Street Suite 3500, Chicago, IL 60603. Tel: 312-376-2300; Fax: 312-376-2400; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Charter School Authorizers
Identifiers - Location: California; Hawaii; Michigan