WELCOME TO THE RESOURCE LIBRARY!Here you’ll find a variety of documents and resources to help independent charter school developers, operators, trustees and others to improve instruction, operations and governance in their schools. The Resource Library contains downloadable articles, white papers, podcasts, abstracts and other resources that reflect current research and promising practices for independent charter schools. The Resource Library is designed to provide you with practical research, information and tools to help your school succeed.
Common Core Learning Standard Resources - In total, there are 45 states, plus Washington D.C. and other territories that have adopted the Common Core Learning Standards. With the push for college and career readiness beginning with Kindergarten, there are many resources being supported by each state as a resource for teachers and administrators. Follow links to each of these states’ resources >>
New resources will be added to the library on an ongoing basis. Please check in often for new resources!
The Network of Independent Charter Schools is launching a call for submissions from researchers and practitioners that can contribute to the sharing of effective charter school practices. Submissions may include research abstracts and articles, reports, book reviews and announcements, guest blogs, video/audio podcasts, opinion pages, discussion forums, links to research, and resources that inform policy and practice of independent "mom and pop" charter schools across the U.S. Submissions do not need to follow any specific templates, guidelines, or format, i.e., Word, PDF, video, audio.
The Network of Independent Charter Schools has a mission to support and foster collaboration among teachers, administrators and trustees to develop best practices for independent "mom and pop" charter schools (i.e. charter schools that are not affiliated with Charter Management Organizations or Educational Management Organizations). Funded by the Charter Schools Program of the U.S. Department of Education, the Network delivers a comprehensive and integrated array of free services and resources to improve the capacity of teachers, administrators and trustees of independent charter schools.
MOTIVATION & SCOPE
The Network provides opportunities for researchers, practitioners, contributors, and other interested people to work together more closely through its website. The website's Resource Library focuses on sharing promising practices and promoting collaboration. It is important that the site provides balanced information on a wide range of issues for which independent "mom and pop" charter schools may need help. Submissions will be considered for website publication on a rolling basis.
The Network seeks to establish a two-way communication resources for charter school researchers and practitioners, including a document library, interactive message boards, featured chats, webinars and blogs. The resources are expected to be used by independent charter school leaders and teachers across the country to:
If you have questions or wish to submit a query or item for the Resource Library, please contact Wayne D. Jones, Project Consultant, Network of Independent Charter Schools at or at 617-576-5799 or contact Patrice King, Assistant Director, Network of Independent Charter Schools at [email protected] or at 212-302-8800.
The Building Better Charter Schools Project - Network of Independent Charter Schools is funded by the Charter School Program National Leadership Activities Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The contents of Network of Independent Charter Schools documents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government