Medium: Publication

Example Charter School Application Evaluation Criteria: Louisiana Department of Education

This is the charter school application evaluation criteria used by Louisiana Department of Education in its annual charter school application process. This document is a Core Example that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: An Overview.”

Example Board Member Questionnaire: Tennessee Achievement School District

This is a questionnaire for prospective board members used by the Tennessee Achievement School District in its charter school application process. The questionnaire is a required element of each charter school application and is used to check for board member eligibility, potential or existing conflicts of interest, and to evaluate board member capacity. This document is a Core Example that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: An Overview.”

Example Board Member Questionnaire: Louisiana Department of Education

This is a questionnaire for prospective board members used by the Louisiana Department of Education in its charter school application process. The questionnaire is a required element of each charter school application and is used to check for board member eligibility, potential or existing conflicts of interest, and to evaluate board member capacity. This document is a Core Example that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: An Overview.”

Viewpoint: Charter 2.0 — Charter Schools and Public Education in Colorado

This paper examines the various policy and implementation levers available to inject affirmative solutions into the charter school landscape, along with some important guiding principles that serve as a backdrop to the development of policy and programs.

Charter 2.0 is a combination of public policy and private-sector support, all designed to incorporate into our system the various lessons learned during the past 17 years. The basic formula is as follows:

1. Ensure a pervasive background of nationally recognized industry standards applicable to charter schools and charter authorizers
2. Ensure the responsibility for implementation and enforcement of these standards is placed firmly in the hands of the party best suited for the role and
3. Ensure all the parties involved have the right support

Topics of interest include: law and policy, authorizing standards

The State of Charter School Authorizing: A Report on NACSA’s Authorizer Survey – 2011 Edition

NACSA seeks to document and analyze the progression of charter school authorizing practices through its annual authorizer survey. Each year, the organization documents its findings in The State of Charter School Authorizing. Now in its fourth edition, the report highlights trends in authorizing and the use of NACSA’s Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing to affect the education of thousands of charter school students. This annual report provides an overview of the policies, practices, and characteristics of the nation’s largest charter school authorizers, as well as a sampling of smaller authorizing entities. It also builds upon the data presented in previous reports on NACSA’s authorizer survey.