District-Charter Collaboration


CRPE’s monthly District-Charter Collaboration Newsletter is a great resource for keeping up with our latest research on Compact cities, as well as other news about collaborative efforts from across the country.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Washington State voters approved a charter school initiative in 2012—its fourth appearance on the ballot—making Washington the 42nd state to allow charter schools. Spokane Public Schools (SPS) submitted its application to authorize charter schools shortly after the law went in to effect. SPS is the first and, to date, only district out of 295 in the state that is authorizing charter schools.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Late last month, district superintendents and charter leaders from 29 U.S. cities were invited to Houston to consider how to reach across the charter-district divide. Hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the two-day meeting was designed to help these cities leverage their diverse strengths to improve outcomes for all students.

Monday, January 27, 2014

In Spring Branch, Texas, co-location of charter and district school programs is an intentional strategy designed to support sharing best practices across sectors; it evolved from a history of school choice within the Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD).

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NYC’s mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has proposed a moratorium on co-location of district and charter schools and is considering charging rent to at least some charter schools that use city facilities. These moves may threaten both the hard-won relationship between district and charter schools and the well-documented gains in student achievement during the Bloomberg administration.

Monday, October 28, 2013

In Boston, 128 district schools, 16 charter operators, and 22 Catholic schools are represented in their Collaboration Compact. Under this agreement, the three sectors have joined forces to figure out how to best implement the Common Core State Standards, share and develop effective instructional practices via school-to-school partnerships, better align the student enrollment process, deepen the pipeline of well-prepared school leaders, and address the unique challenges of black and Hispanic boys.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Beginning this month, one city or metropolitan area will be profiled in each Compact Newsletter. This special spotlight will highlight ongoing district or charter reforms in a specific city. First up is Denver!


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