Diligent authorizers conduct thoughtful oversight of charter schools, which pays off in both fostering superior school performance and in minimizing school failure.
Oversight Team--Charter Schools Division Program Notes [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/august2011.asp]
Newsletter from the CSD authorizing team.
California School Boards Association [http://www.csba.org/default.aspx]
The California School Boards Association (CSBA) provides workshops and trainings for board presidents, on the Brown Act, on the role of the Charter School Authorizer, and many others.
Hoover Press: Charter Schools Against the Odds [http://www.hooverpress.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1151]
Chapter Four, "Authorizing: The Missing Link," provides a baseline description of authorizing.
National Association of Charter School Authorizers [http://www.qualitycharters.org/]
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) works with local experts to create the conditions needed for quality schools to thrive and pushes for high standards for authorizers and the environments in which they work.
National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance [http://www.charterresource.org/]
An organization that supports state policymakers, charter school authorizers, and charter school operators in creating successful and sustainable charter schools through effective finance and governance.