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Academics & Blended Learning

A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning

A Right Denied: The Critical Need for Genuine School Reform (Big 20MB file but worth the wait!)

Common ELL Terms and Definitions

Components of Effective Teaching Observation Report

DC Prep - Implementation of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP)

Funding & Policy Frameworks: Virtual Learning

Goals, Guidelines, and Standards for Student Scientific Investigations

How Do We Know if a Charter School is Really Succeeding? – Various Approaches to Investigating School Effectiveness

How Pre-K Multiplies Education Reform Efforts

How Progressive Can You Really Be?

Management and Operations of Online Programs

Measuring Success in the Transition to Common Core

National Standards for Quality Online Teaching

National Standards of Quality for Online Courses

Online Teacher Support Programs: Mentoring and Coaching Models

Policy & Funding Frameworks for Online Learning

Top Ten Test-Taking Tips for Students

Using Online Learning for At-Risk Students and Credit Recovery

Walk Through Teacher Observation

Board Governance

A Right Denied: The Critical Need for Genuine School Reform (Big 20MB file but worth the wait!)

Adding New Board Members: The Steps You Are Required to Take and The Risks of Getting it Wrong

Aspire Public Schools: Board Management

Avoiding the Break-up: Preparing for Renewal and Avoiding Revocation

Avoiding the Death Spiral

Board Chairs: The Top 10 Tips for Being a Great Board Chair

Board Engagement 2.0: Money, Power, Respect

Board Member: Your Fiscal Responsibility

Building and Sustaining a Supportive Relationship between the Board and School Administrator

Characteristics of the Nation's Most Successful Schools

Charter School Board Service 101: What to Do and How to Do it Well

Charter School CEO/Executive Director Evaluation Rubric

Committee Charges for Charter School Boards

Creating an Effective Governing Board Guidebook

Creating an Internally Accountable School

Creating Instructional Cultures of Achievement that Lead to Strong Internal Accountability and Close the Achievement Gap: What to Do When the Challenges Seem to Outweigh the Benefits?

Cultivating Leadership: Strategic Board Composition

Does the Charter School Board Need to Vote on EVERYTHING?

EMO Disengagement Checklist

EMO/CMO/Contractor Evaluation Instrument

Five Reasons Why Most Charter School Boards Are Ineffective -- And What To Do About It

GOOD to GOVERN: Charter School Founding Board Diagnostic Tool

GOOD to GOVERN: Evaluating the Capacity of Charter School Founding Boards

How to Prepare for Your Charter School Authorizer Interview

Is Your Charter School Board Effective?

Launching the Next Generation of Charter Management Organizations

Maximizing Effectiveness: Focusing the Microscope on Charter School Governing Boards

Primer on Board Minutes

Sample Resolution - Unanimous Consent of Directors

Scaling Up Charter Management Organizations: Eight Key Lessons for Success

The Biggest Decisions You Will Ever Make

The Hidden Power of Internal Accountability to Build Success That Endures: A Paradigm Shift!

The National Study of Charter Management Organization (CMO) Effectiveness

The Role of the Board in Strategic Planning

The State of Charter Authorizing: NACSA’s Annual Authorizer Survey Results

The THB Charter School Board of Trustees Job Description

Top 10 Characteristics of Highly Effective Charter School Governing Boards

Top 10 Mistakes of Charter School Founding Boards

Understanding the Requirements of Title I, Part A

What To Include in Your Monthly Board Package

Why Good Authorizers Should Close Bad Schools

Working with your Authorizer to get from Approved to Open!

Your Job as a Board Member and How to Do it Well

Financial Management

2010 Charter School Facility Finance Landscape

8 Elements of Project Sustainability

Add/Change/Inactivate Vendor Information

Borrowing With Tax-Exempt Bonds

Budget Management After Years of Cuts

Budgeting & Scheduling for School Success

Charter School Bond Issuance: A Complete History

Concession Sales Reconciliation Form

Core Principles for Managing Federal Grants

Cost Saving Success Stories

Direct Deposit Form

Donation Thank You Letter

E-Rate Program: 2015 Changes What the New E-Rate Rules Mean for Your Charter School

ExED's "Do's" and "Don'ts" of Charter School Fiscal Responsibility

Expense Report

Facilities Financing Overview and Best Practices: Tax-Exempt Bonds

Federal Funding Opportunities for Charter Schools

Finance 101 for Charter School Board Members

Finance, HR, and Operations Do's & Don'ts

Financial Audit Checklist & Tracker

Financial Concepts All Charter Board Members Need to Know

Financing: Speed Date Your Lender

Finding Facility Financing

Forming a Project Sustainability Plan

From Red to Black: Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis

Funding & Policy Frameworks: Virtual Learning

Fundraiser Financial Report

Fundraiser Request Form

Grant Writing: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Guidelines for Handling School Funds

Invoice Approval Form

IRS Form 1023

Mileage Reimbursement Form

Payment Receipt Log

Payroll Calendar for 2011-2012

Planning Proposals that Get Funded

Program-Related Investments & Facilities Financing

Purchase Order Form

School Club Account Deposit Register Form

School Club Account Register

Standard Credit Card Policy

Standard Petty Cash Request Form

Standard Timesheet Form - 2010

Sustainability... What Separates Good Grants from Great Programs

Ticket Sale Reconciliation Form

Tips for Proper Segregation of Duties

Top Ten Financial Management Mistakes to Avoid, and Other Deadly Sins and Lesser Evils

Travel and Expense Policy

U.S. Charter Schools' Median Ratios Reveal A Young Sector Growing Rapidly But With Volatility

Your Job as a Board Member and How to Do it Well

Human Resources

3x for All: Extending the Reach of Education's Best

Achievement First - The Design and Implementation of a Highly Effective Teacher Recruitment System

Acts of Employment: Navigating the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act

Alliance College-Ready Framework for Effective Teaching

Alliance Formal Teacher Observation Cycle

Aspire - TCRP Teacher Effectiveness Rubric

Aspire Formal Observation Process

Assistants and Office Staff Evaluation Matrix

Better Benefits: Reforming Teacher Pensions for a Changing Work Force

Board Secretary Job Description

Bulletproof Your Charter: 10 Common Pitfalls in Making HR Decisions

Charter School CEO/Executive Director Evaluation Rubric

Charter School Teacher Recruitment and Selection Toolkit

Components of Effective Teaching Observation Report

Connecting the Dots: Building A System that Improves Teacher Quality

Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response

Cyberbullying Incident Tracking Form

Cyberbullying Report Card

Cyberbullying: A Brief Review of Relevant Legal and Policy Issues

Designing Effective Professional Development Experiences: What Do We Know?

Developing Strong Internal Accountability through Teacher Leadership: "It's all about the Relationships": Collegial Relationships that Work

Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form

Doing More with Less: Personnel (Part 1)

Doing More with Less: Personnel (Part 2)

Employee Exit Interview

Employee Termination Procedure

Employee Warning Notice Form

Employment Application

Employment Record Retention Requirements

Evaluation, Support, Compensation: Lessons from the College-Ready Promise

Finance, HR, and Operations Do's & Don'ts

Green Dot Observer Certification Policy and Process

Green Dot Teacher Evaluation Rubric

How Should States Define Teacher Effectiveness?

How to Achieve a High-Performing Back Office - Part I

How to Achieve a High-Performing Back Office - Part II

Informal Evaluation

Job Description - Academic Excellence Committee

Job Description - Accounts Payable Specialist

Job Description - Administrative Manager

Job Description - Assistant Principal

Job Description - Board Chair

Job Description - Charter School Operations Director

Job Description - Dean of Students

Job Description - Development Committee

Job Description - Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Job Description - Director of Finance & Accounting

Job Description - Director of School Culture

Job Description - Director of Special Education

Job Description - Director of Student Data and Reporting

Job Description - Enrollment Coordinator

Job Description - Finance Committee

Job Description - Governance Committee

Job Description - Guidance School Counselor

Job Description - Human Resource Manager

Job Description - Library Technology Specialist

Job Description - Principal

Job Description - School Operations Manager

Job Description - Senior Accountant

Job Description - Special Education Coordinator & Special Education Teacher

Job Description - Student Information Data Manager I

Job Description - Student Information Manager

Job Description - Student Services Coordinator

Job Description - Teacher

Job Description - Technology Manager

Job Description - Time Out Room Moderator

Job Description - Treasurer

Job Description - Vice Chair

Job Descriptions Handbook

Means to an End: A Guide to Developing Teacher Evaluation Systems that Support Growth and Development

Measuring Teacher and Leader Performance: Cross-Sector Lessons for Excellent Evaluations

Opportunity at the Top: How America's Best Teachers Could Close the Gaps, Raise the Bar, and Keep Our Nation Great

Performance-Based Dismissals: Cross-Sector Lessons for School Turnarounds

Personnel Action Form

Personnel Requisition Form

Principal Development: Selection, Support & Evaluation

Principal Employee Contract

Principal Employment Letter

Principal Offer Letter Form

Principal/Supervisor Investigation Report

Recruitment, Hiring and Employment Agreements

Request To Hire Form

Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators

Responding to School Violence: School Threat Analysis and Response

School Turnaround Leaders: Competencies for Success

School Turnaround Leaders: Selection Toolkit

School Turnaround Teachers: Competencies for Success

School Turnaround Teachers: Selection Toolkit

Sexual Harassment Policy

Staff Selection Process

State Cyberbullying Laws

Student Code of Conduct

Student Handbook

Summary of Employee Benefits

TCRP Evaluation Complete Process Guide

Teacher Compensation in Charter and Private Schools

Teacher Evaluation Form

Teacher Evaluation Matrix

Teacher Evaluation Rubrics

Teacher Offer Letter

Teacher Reference Check Questions

Teacher Tenure Reform: Applying Lessons from the Civil Service and Higher Education

Termination Letter

The College Ready Teaching Framework Rubric

Timesheet Submission Procedures

Walk Through Observation

Walk Through Teacher Observation

Wellness Programs 101

Witness Advisories Memo

Operations

A Survival Guide: Finding Your Facility

Agenda Template

Aspire Public Schools - An Approach to Opening News Schools

Aspire Sample School Start Up Workplan

Audio Visual Check-In Form

Be a Start-Up Star: Tips, Templates, and More

Being Proactive to Resolve Conflict: Next Steps in Facilitation

Beyond the Charter Application: Section 504 Compliance in Academic and Non-Academic/Extra-Curricular Settings

Bus Stop Request Form

Business Partnership Education Activities Agreement

Cafeteria or Kitchen Request Form

Charter School CEO/Executive Director Evaluation Rubric

Charter School Partnerships

Charter Schools Get Smart About Marketing

Classroom Procedures

Classroom Safety Checklist

Classroom Technology Inventory Form

Confidentiality Agreement

Conflict of Interest Policy

Critical Success Factors Are Key Components for Successful Schools

Curriculum Materials Inventory Form

Custodial and Facilities Management Request for Proposals (RFP)

Cyber Bullying Policy

Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response

Cyberbullying Incident Tracking Form

Cyberbullying Report Card

Cyberbullying: A Brief Review of Relevant Legal and Policy Issues

Disciplinary Action Form

Do's and Don'ts in Communicating Effectively with the Broader Public

Dropout Recovery: Matching Accountability Policy With Instructional Practice

Effectively Promoting Charter Schools to Various Elected Officials

Emergency Meal Application Form

EMOs/CMOs/Management Companies

End of The Year Checkout Form

Enhanced School Lockdowns and Emergency Response Planning

Ensuring Accommodations and Nondiscrimination in Extracurricular & Non-Academic Settings

Expense Report

Facilities Management and Maintenance

Facility Program Worksheet

Facility Use Request, Application, and Agreement

Family Engagement in Education: Seven Principles for Success

Field Trip Permission Form

Field Trip Policy

Field Trip Request Form

Finance, HR, and Operations Do's & Don'ts

Fire Drill Policy

Fire Drill Report Form

Flag Code

Food Service Money Transfer Log

Football Field Maintenance Tips

Form to Request Bag Lunches

Guidelines For Events When Alcohol May Be Served

Health Services Form

Identify, Inspire and Impact: Critical Factors for School Marketing

Incident Report Policy

Instructional Leadership and Organizational Change: Learning to Expect and Manage the Unexpected

Intent to Return Form

I’m in the Principal’s Seat, Now What?

Maintenance Complaint Form

Maintenance Repair Checklist

Media Release Form

Meghan's Summer Reading List

Mileage Reimbursement Form

Minutes Template

National Charter Schools Week Toolkit for Charter School Leaders

Operating and Maintaining School Facilities and Grounds

Outsourced Business Management Services: When, Where and How?

Professional Development: Learning from the Best

Reminders for Reformers

Request for Use of School Building Facilities

Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators

Risk Management for Schools Top Ten Risks and How to Manage Them

Room Inventory Form

Rural Charter Schools: Unique Challenges, Unique Opportunities

School Functions and Responsibilities Calendar

School Functions and Responsibilities Form

School Key Policy

School Nutrition: National Standards for Competitive Foods Sold in Elementary, Middle, or High School

Seven Ways Schools Must Address Bullying

Social Networking and Marketing: How to Utilize Facebook to Benefit Your Business

Sports Equipment Inventory Log

Staff-Parent Interaction Policy

Standard Student Withdrawal Form

Standard Timesheet

Standard Timesheet Form - 2010

Standard Transportation Bus Log Form

Start Up Plan

State Cyberbullying Laws

State Policy Updates 2010

Student Code of Conduct

Student Failure List

Student Handbook

Student Registration Form

Teacher Sign In & Sign Out Form

Teaching Materials Check-In Form

Textbook Check-In Form

The Evolution of Data Use in Schools

The Five Most Common Charter School Vulnerabilities and How You Can Refute Them

Travel and Expense Policy

U.S. Charter Schools' Median Ratios Reveal A Young Sector Growing Rapidly But With Volatility

Using Web Analytics to Increase and Optimize Web Site Traffic

What I Wish I Had Known

What I Wish I Knew: First 3 Years of Charter School Operations

Working with the News Media

Year Zero and Beyond: Know What You Don't Know

Purchasing (Things to Buy)

Add/Change/Inactivate Vendor Information

Blended Learning RFP Template

IRS Form 1023

Purchase Order Form

Real Estate Development & Financing

2010 Charter School Facility Finance Landscape

2014 Charter School Facility Finance Landscape Study

Charter Facilities: A How-To Guide (non-Prop 39)

Charter School Bond Issuance: A Complete History

Charter School Facility Development & Financing

Financial Audit Checklist & Tracker

Financing: Speed Date Your Lender

Finding Facility Financing

Nuts and Bolts of Facility Financing: What's Best for Your School

Real Estate Due Diligence Checklist

Real Estate Strategic Planning Real Solutions to Real Challenges

Technology

20/20 Costs and Funding of Virtual Schools

A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning

Acceptable Use Policy for Staff Equipment and Internet Policy

Audio Visual Check-In Form

Audio Visual Request Form

Computer Labs and Furniture: 2goPC or Not?

Computer Usage Policy

Cyber Bullying Policy

Don't Rush Out and Buy a SMART Board Yet!

E-Rate Program: 2015 Changes What the New E-Rate Rules Mean for Your Charter School

Equipment Responsibility Form

Free Web APPs for Schools

Goals, Guidelines, and Standards for Student Scientific Investigations

Management and Operations of Online Programs

National Standards for Quality Online Programs

National Standards for Quality Online Teaching

National Standards of Quality for Online Courses

Online Teacher Support Programs: Mentoring and Coaching Models

School Choices in Social Media

Schools & Social Media

Social Networking and Marketing: How to Utilize Facebook to Benefit Your Business

Technology Plan Policy

The Horizon Report - 2010 Edition

Transforming American Education Learning: Powered by Technology

Using Online Learning for At-Risk Students and Credit Recovery

Using Web Analytics to Increase and Optimize Web Site Traffic




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