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8 Key Tips for Writing a Successful Charter School Application

In this free webinar, our experts will share essential advice and strategies to help new school founders develop a strong, successful charter school application.
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K-12 Remote Learning Plan Rubric

SchoolWorks is providing its K-12 Remote Learning Plan Rubric free of charge to school, district, and network stakeholders seeking quality resources to inform planning in the current landscape. If your team is tasked with developing a comprehensive plan for delivering a distance learning option that may include online learning, you may use this rubric as a framework to design and implement a sustainable and equitable solution.Click Here to Access the Rubric

 
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Charter Application Bootcamp

SchoolWorks’ comprehensive online course provides authoritative insight into the process of starting a charter school. Our experts move through each section of the application, providing context, insights, and key considerations to help charter school founders develop a strong, consistent, and thorough narrative response. The course also provides insights into many of the common pitfalls that can prevent applications from gaining approval.

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Previously Recorded Online Events

 

Authorizing: Shifting to Remote Site Visits

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar for authorizers.
 
Aired October 8, 2020

  • Paula Barney and Jermaine Curtis, Rhode Island Department of Education Charter School Office
  • Brittany Monda, Shelby County Schools

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Pandemic: The Return to School Roadmap

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar to share ideas, challenges, and strategies surrounding the safe, efficient, and equitable return to school as framed by the Return to School Roadmap.
 
Aired May 13, 2020, featuring:

  • Juliette Cricket Heinze of Opportunity Labs
  • J. Scott Cascone, Superintendent of West Orange School District, New Jersey

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Renewal in the Absence of State Assessments: A Conversation Among Authorizers

SchoolWorks hosted a closed virtual session for active authorizers on April 29, 2020. Over 40 authorizers from 16 states took part, representing school districts, state education agencies, independent charter boards, and higher education institutions with a wide array of portfolio sizes. To remove barriers for participation, SchoolWorks hosted this session with the protection of anonymity, but is pleased to share these key discussion points with the community at large.

Aired April 29, 2020
 
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Pandemic: Balancing Accountability, Support, and Autonomy With Charter School Distance Learning Plans

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar for authorizers.

Aired April 20, 2020, featuring:

  • Susie Miller Carello, Executive Director, State University of New York Charter Schools Institute
  • Janelle Bradshaw, Superintendent, Public Prep Network
  • Roger Kligerman, Director of Quality & Accountability, School District of Philadelphia Charter Schools Office
  • Essence Caleb, Director of Strategy, Operations, and Engagement, School District of Philadelphia Charter Schools Office

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Pandemic: Sharing Key Considerations for Remote Learning

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar to promote further conversation around effective practices in remote learning.

Aired April 15, 2020, featuring:

  • Nicholas Kim, Director of District and School Success at Summit Learning (T.L.P. Education)
  • Kristen Watkins, Director of Personalized Learning at Dallas Independent School District
  • Darby West, School Leader at KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary in Colorado

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Pandemic: Charter School Renewal Decisions in the Absence of State Assessment Results

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar for authorizers to share ideas, challenges, and strategies regarding charter school renewal decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aired April 6, 2020, featuring:

  • David Frank, ED, Charter School Office, New York State Education Department
  • Angela Alvarez, ED, Office of New Initiatives, Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Jason Sarsfield, Deputy Director, Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University

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Charter School Oversight Through The Pandemic

SchoolWorks hosted this free webinar for authorizers to share ideas, challenges, and strategies regarding charter school oversight during the COVID-19 pandemic

Aired March 30, 2020, featuring:

  • Peng Chao, Executive Director, School District of Philadelphia Charter Schools Office
  • Tess Stovall, Director of Charter Schools, Tennessee State Board of Education
  • Jason Sarsfield, Deputy Director, Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University

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January 7, 2019:  SchoolWorks Announces Change of Ownership

Introducing SchoolWorks Charter Application Bootcamp!

Thinking of launching a charter school? Not sure where to begin? Check out our new online course, brought to you by the trusted experts at SchoolWorks.