Knowledge Core Keyword: Operational Oversight

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 …

Core Performance Framework and Guidance – March 2013

The Core Performance Framework and Guidance, which offers academic, financial and organizational performance frameworks—each with indicators, measures, targets and ratings; detailed explanation of each framework; guidance on customization of the frameworks; and …

Charter Schools and English Language Learners

The purpose of this Issue Brief is to provide charter authorizers and school leaders with information about the education of English Language Learners (ELLs), illuminating the legal requirements and sound education practices …

Charter School Authorizers and Oversight: Where is the Line Between Effectively Holding Schools Accountable and Overregulation?

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 …

Building a Foundation for Success: How Authorizers Can Help Schools with the Facilities Challenge

One of the single biggest challenges for a charter school is securing financing for an adequate facility. While a stellar building provides no guarantee that a school will be a success, having …

The Value of Quality On-Site School Reviews: Seeing Is Believing

The charter school concept is built on the premise that in return for freedom, charter schools are held accountable to promises made in their charter. It is the authorizer’s role to ensure that charter schools uphold their end of the agreement by providing appropriate oversight of each charter school.