Compact Cities

With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 23 cities signed District-Charter Collaboration Compacts—formal agreements between school districts and charter schools that aim to ensure equal access to high-quality schools for all students. The cities range from small towns like Central Falls, Rhode Island, to large metropolises like Los Angeles and Chicago. While not legally binding, these documents specify how the parties share resources and responsibilities, or detail structures for how collaboration plans are developed.

The compact agreement for each city can be viewed below, along with CRPE-published status updates for a select number of these cities.

District-Charter Compact
City Summaries
Aldine, TX
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA      
Central Falls, RI      
Chicago, IL      
Cleveland, OH
Denver, CO      
Franklin-McKinley, CA
Grand Prairie, TX
Hartford, CT      
Indianapolis, ID
Lawrence, TX
Los Angeles, CA      
Nashville, TN
New York City, NY
Minneapolis, MN
Philadelphia, PN
RSD New Orleans, LA      
Sacramento, CA      
Spokane, WA
Spring Branch, TX
Tulsa, OK