Knowledge Core Keyword: Ongoing Oversight and Evaluation

NACSA Core Replication Application Addendum Evaluation Criteria

This is the NACSA Core Replication Application Addendum Evaluation Criteria that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: Evaluating School Replicators” and is an addendum to NACSA’s Core Charter School Application. The Core Replication Addendum Evaluation Criteria is designed for use in conjunction with the Core Application Criteria and is intended as a template to assist authorizers in developing their own application evaluation criteria for use in evaluating applications to replicate an existing school or school model.

NACSA Core Replication Application Addendum

This is the NACSA Core Replication Application Addendum that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: Evaluating School Replicators” and is an addendum to NACSA’s Core Charter School Application. The Addendum is intended as a template for authorizers to use in developing their own application addenda for use by applicants seeking to replicate an existing school or school model.

Core Resource: Core Charter School Renewal Application and Guidance

This is the NACSA Core Renewal Application and Guidance that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Revocation & Renewal Decision Making: Conducting a Strong Renewal Process.” This resource is intended as a guide and template for authorizers to use in developing their own renewal application for use by schools seeking to renew their charter.

The Nuts and Bolts of School Closure – PowerPoint Presentation

Managing the actual closure of a charter school requires planning, preparation, and attention to details that linger long after a school is closed. This session provides a roadmap through the basic elements of the closure process, including how to prepare the environment for closure, how to monitor the close out of student records, finances, education corporation documents, and other requirements that must be addressed when charters fail. Presenters will provide critical information to help guide authorizers through an effective closure process.

Mary Kay Shields, Gov. John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University; Kathryn Mullen Upton, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation Ohio; Josephine Baker, Education Consultant

Viewpoint: Authorizing Online Learning

“During this decade, American education will shift from print to digital, from flat and sequential content to engaging and adaptive, and from batch processing to personalized learning. There will also be a slow enrollment shift from traditional district-operated schools to schools and programs operated by organizations authorized under contracts or charter.

As chief executive officer and chair of the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL), we believe that one of the most important drivers of this historic shift is online learning. It is growing by more than 40 percent annually and creating new full- and part-time options for students and families. This paper refers specifically to online schools where instruction is delivered remotely by live teachers on a full- and part-time basis, also known as virtual or cyber learning.

The Authorizer and Charter School Closures: Exercising Adaptive Leadership to Protect the Public Interest

Part and parcel of a charter school authorizer’s oversight responsibility is the unenviable task of closing a school that fails to pass muster. As with most challenges that authorizers face, closing a …

Successfully Authorizing Blended Charter Schools

Blended charter schools (sometimes called “hybrid charter schools”) provide student instruction at least in part at supervised brick and- mortar locations, and at least in part through digital learning.1 In 2009–2010, 142 …

Steering the Course for Success: Authorizers and Effective Charter School Governance

Researcher Gary Gruber has stated, “No other singular variable is more important for the health and vitality of a school than the way that it is governed. Teacher competencies, student achievement, parental …

School Quality in the Cloud: Guidelines for Authorizing Virtual Charter Schools

One of the most interesting yet challenging developments in recent years for many charter authorizers across the country has been the rapid rise and expansion of virtual or online charter schools. These …