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List of Web sites for additional charter school information.

California Charter School Association (CCSA) [http://www.calcharters.org/] External link opens in new window or tab.
The California Charter Schools Association is a membership and professional organization serving nearly 500 public charter schools in the State of California.

National Charter School Alliance/Charter Friends National Network (CFNN) [http://www.charterfriends.org/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Charter Friends National Network (CFNN) has helped start new state-level charter support organizations in states that are passing and strengthening charter school laws. CFNN is now in transition to a new national charter school leadership organization. In the interim, this Web site including the vast array of on-line resources and links developed by CFNN over the past six years will continue to be updated.

National Association of Charter Authorizers (NACSA) [http://www.qualitycharters.org] External link opens in new window or tab.
NACSA is a professional organization of charter school authorizers and other education leaders who work to achieve quality public charter schools.

The Charter School Development Center (CSDC) [http://www.cacharterschools.org/] External link opens in new window or tab.
CSDC's goal is to help public education change from a highly regulated, process-based system to one that allows and encourages schools to be more creative, performance-based centers of effective teaching and learning. CSDC's aim is to achieve this by providing technical assistance to the charter school reform movement in California, nationally, and internationally.

The Center for Educational Reform [http://www.edreform.com/] External link opens in new window or tab.
The Center for Education Reform is a leading authority for information on innovative reforms in education and works in states and communities across the country to advance the cause of educational excellence.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education [http://www.eric.ed.gov/] External link opens in new window or tab.
ERIC is a national information system funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide access to education literature and resources.

International Baccalaureate Program [http://www.ibo.org/] External link opens in new window or tab.
The International Baccalaureate Organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

Jossey Bass Publisher [http://www.jbp.com/WileyCDA/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Access to useful, leading-edge resources, books and periodicals based on research and proven practice.

National Center on Education and the Economy [http://www.ncee.org/] External link opens in new window or tab.
The National Center on Education and the Economy is dedicated to providing the tools and technical assistance the nation needs to lead the world in education and training.

National Language Resource Center [http://www.carla.umn.edu/index.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
T he Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively.

National PTA [http://www.pta.org/] External link opens in new window or tab.
National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children.

Learning Point Associates [http://www.learningpt.org/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Learning Point Associates is dedicated to providing high-quality, research-based resources to educators and policymakers in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

NASA Online Resources for Educators [http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/codef/education/online.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
NASA Quest has many K-12 lesson plans for your home and classroom use. NASA science could provide the captivation and inspiration that motivates students in science, math and technology.

Phi Delta Kappa and the Kappan [http://www.pdkintl.org/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Phi Delta Kappa is an international association for professional educators. The organization's mission is to promote quality education as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life by providing innovative programs, relevant research, visionary leadership, and dedicated service.

The Small Business Administration [http://www.sba.gov/index.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Entering the complex arena of business ownership requires you to choose a legal structure that will best suit your needs and the needs of your business.

Compass Point Nonprofit Services [http://www.compasspoint.org/] External link opens in new window or tab.
Broad range of services, providing non profits with the management tools, concepts and strategies necessary to shape change in their communities.

United States Department of Education [http://www.ed.gov/about/landing.jhtml?src=gu] External link opens in new window or tab.
U.S. Department of Education was created to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.

United States Department of Education Facts About Supporting Charter Schools [http://www.ed.gov/nclb/choice/charter/charter.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
Provide information to parents and educators on charter schools that are successful in improving academic achievement without the burden of unnecessary regulations.

WestED [http://www.wested.org/] External link opens in new window or tab.
A nonprofit research, development, and service agency, WestEd strives to enhance and increase education and human development within schools, families, and communities.

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