This case study tells how Tennessee evolved from being one of the most inhospitable states for charter schools to one of the most favorable for charter expansion and the lessons from that evolution.
Philadelphia’s School Reform Commissions (SRC) adopted its Renaissance Schools Initiative Policy in 2010. The policy establishes specific guidelines for key aspects of the school turnaround (restart) initiative.
The Louisiana Charter School Performance Compact (CSPC), available at http://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/library/charter-schools, describes the accountability mechanism for all charter schools authorized by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).
Contract (MOU) between Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (new non-profit entity), local school board (Springfield Public Schools) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (SEA) that outlines the authorities and responsibilities of the parties involved. The contract articulates a unique relationship between local school district, SEA, and the new Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP) that is responsible for oversight of schools.
Guidance document created by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) explains the statues and process for modifying collective bargaining agreements (CBA) for Level 4 schools in Massachusetts.
This document from Denver Public Schools is an example of their annual invitation to interested parties to apply to open a new school in Denver.
This closure manual walks through all of the steps that a closing school must undertake during the wind-down period in Washington DC.
This is a Denver Board of Education adopted policy that came out of the Denver Plan 2020 work. It establishes principles to guide the identification of schools for school replacement, restart and/or closure.
This Louisiana Recovery School District (RSD) presentation describes the process for selecting schools for closure and restart.