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Charter School External Resources

A list of external resources related to charter schools.

California Charter Authorizing Professionals External link opens in new window or tab.
The mission of the California Charter Authorizing Professionals (CCAP) is to “advance quality public education for all students by providing professionals with the support, resources, and collective voice necessary to foster high-performing, fiscally sound, autonomous, and accountable charter schools.”

California Charter Schools Association External link opens in new window or tab.
The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is a membership and professional organization serving California public charter schools.

Charter Schools Development Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The Charter Schools Development Center's (CSDC) 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. The CSDC's aim is to achieve this by providing technical assistance to the charter school reform movement in California, nationally, and internationally.

California School Boards Association External link opens in new window or tab.
The California School Boards Association (CSBA) provides workshops, trainings, and services for local school board governance.

Center for Education Reform External link opens in new window or tab.
The Center for Education Reform (CER) is a leading authority for information on innovative reforms in education. The CER works in states and communities across the country to advance the cause of educational excellence.

Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
The Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools (CORS) developed a comprehensive bibliography on school restructuring.

Dun & Bradstreet External link opens in new window or tab.
Any charter school applying for federal grants must comply with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, Title 2, Part 25 (PL 109-282; PL 110-252) and obtain a Dun & Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number as well as maintain a current and active registration in the System of Award Management External link opens in new window or tab..

ERIC Institute of Education Sciences External link opens in new window or tab.
ERIC Institute of Education Sciences is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.

El Dorado Charter Special Education Local Plan Area External link opens in new window or tab.
In California, every local education agency is required to belong to a Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The El Dorado Charter SELPA is a statewide charter-only SELPA designed to ensure special education programs are available for all students with disabilities, and to support parents in responding to questions about special education or working with the school.

Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team External link opens in new window or tab.
The Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) develops and provides numerous publications, software tools, workshops, and professional learning opportunities to help local educational agencies operate more effectively and fulfill their fiscal oversight and data management responsibilities.

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools works to grow the number of high-quality charter schools available to all families, especially those who do not have access to high-quality public schools.

National Association of Charter School Authorizers External link opens in new window or tab.
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 Charter Schools Institute External link opens in new window or tab.
The National Charter Schools Institute provides a range of training and support for people and organizations in the charter community—from policymakers to authorizers to school operators.

National Center on Education and the Economy External link opens in new window or tab.
The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) is dedicated to providing the tools and technical assistance the nation needs to lead the world in education and training.

National Council of Nonprofits External link opens in new window or tab.
Working with and through the nation’s largest network of nonprofits, the National Council of Nonprofits identifies emerging trends, shares proven practices, and promotes solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.

National PTA 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.

United States Department of Education External link opens in new window or tab.
The United States Department of Education was created to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.

WestED External link opens in new window or tab.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency, WestEd strives to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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