Balancing District Impacts and Community Interests: Considerations for District Charter Authorizers
Informed and inclusive charter school authorizing means taking a community-based approach to better understand and meet the needs and interests of the students, families, and communities that charter schools intend to serve.
This shift is unfolding in the context of state statutes and regulations and, in some places, local policies or processes that require authorizers to assess “district impact”—that is, the impact of opening a new charter school on traditional public schools or the district as a whole.
This brief supports charter school authorizers in making decisions rooted in evidence of local communities’ wants and needs as well as analysis and projections about the impact on traditional public schools and the school district as a whole.
Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools: Part 1 – The Role and Perspective of Charter School Authorizers
This report can help charter school authorizers and other sector stakeholders recognize signs of distress in schools in their unique contexts and take action towards the goal of school improvement.
Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools, Part 2: The Roles and Perspectives of Charter School Leaders and Board Members
This report aims to support charter school authorizers in recognizing early warning signs of early school decline from the perspectives of school leaders and governing board members.
This toolkit is a self-guided resource for authorizers to identify indicators of distress, audit their data collection and evaluation process, and assess whether and to what extent the schools in their portfolio are showing indicators of distress.
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