Resources

Charter Management Organization Guide

Of all the decisions made by new Charter Schools, few are more important than
deciding whether to contract for school management services. Choosing well requires
balancing multiple considerations of finance, accountability, personnel, and public relations.  This guidebook from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools provides evenhanded, user-friendly advice for those considering contracting for charter school management.

Achieving with Data

This study shows how high-performing school systems use data to improve instruction for elementary students.  In this report,  the work of four school systems that were identified as leaders in data-driven decision making are captured.  This study included two mid-size urban school districts and two nonprofit charter management organizations (CMOs). All of these school systems have records of improving student achievement over time.