Knowledge Core Keyword: Ongoing Oversight and Evaluation
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.
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.
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.
One of the most important and high-profile issues in public education reform today is the replication of successful public charter school programs. With more than 5,000 failing public schools in the United States, there is a tremendous need for strong alternatives for parents and students.
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
“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.