Knowledge Core Keyword: Renewal

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

When It Really Matters: Charter Renewal Decisions at the State University of New York

The charter renewal decision is one of the most significant high stakes decision in public education. It determines the continuing existence or termination of a school. It has the potential to be a celebration of the accomplishments and success of a school—and its students—that was built from the ground up a few years earlier. On the other hand, it may be the public declaration that a school did not live up to its promises to the public or to the parents and students that chose to attend.

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 …

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 …

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.

Accountability 2.0: Next Generation Performance, Delivery, and Design

Richard Wenning, former associate commissioner at the Colorado Department of Education and a creator of the Colorado Growth Model, which has become a model for many states, conducted a webinar for authorizers …
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