Charter School Facilities Funding

Title Abstract Publication Date
Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities 2006 Awards Describes awards from the U.S. Department of Education to the following: Center for Community Self-Help, Durham, N.C.; Charter Schools Development Corporation, Washington, D.C.; Community Loan Fund... 06/30/2006
Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Awards Describes the U.S. Department of Education awards made to grantees for charter school facilities from 2001 through 2008. 12/31/2007
DC Public School and Public Charter School Capital Budgeting. Analyzes District of Columbia Public School and Charter Public School capital projects, budgets, and expenditures, presenting the history of facilities planning and budgeting in the District, and the... 04/03/2005
Debunking the Real Estate Risk of Charter Schools. Presents research that addresses the wariness that lenders and landlords often have concerning charter schools as clients. One commonly cited survey appears to show that nearly one in ten charter... 12/31/2004
Development Plan for Relocation to the Nichols Avenue School. Submitted by Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter School A plan for the renovation of and improvements to the Nichols Avenue School building and site in the District of Columbia, for the future home of Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter School. This... 03/28/2004
Doing Business with Entrepreneurial America: Protecting School District Interests. This paper attempts to identify benchmark considerations when entertaining the question of private management of public school facilities. Management possibilities include contracting for services... 10/31/2002
Dollars and Sense: the Cost Effectiveness of Small Schools. This publication summarizes research on the educational and social benefits of small schools and the negative effects of large schools on students, teachers, and members of the community, as well as... 12/31/2001
Dueling Charter School Research. Discusses mixed reports of academic results in charter schools. 02/28/2005
Facilities and Start-Up Costs [Charter Schools]. Part of a larger section on budget, finance, and fundraising issues for charter schools. Provides some examples of financing arrangements and lists special funds to help charter schools with... 12/31/2000
Facilities Financing. New Models for Districts That Are Creating Schools Now. This report outlines innovative ways school districts are meeting their facilities needs outside the traditional sources of facilities financing. Non-traditional funding strategies include private... 01/31/2004
Facilities Funding: Some New Tools for the Never-Ending Challenge. Discusses new opportunities for school facilities funding in the economic stimulus plan, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), including school construction bonds and the New Markets Tax... 06/30/2009
Facilities Funds/Facilities Assistance. Summarizes facilities funding and assistance offered by the 40 states that have enacted charter school laws. Each summary includes types of school district property that a charter school may occupy... 12/31/2005
Facilities Requirements for Charter Schools in Florida. States facilities requirements in legislative language. Provides guidelines to meet the legislative direction, presented in a question-and-answer format. 12/31/1996
Financing Autonomy. The Impact of Mission and Scale on Charter School Finance. This study found that charter schools get their fair share of operating funds in most states and, frequently, significant capital funding. 08/31/2003
Financing Charter School Facilities in Pennsylvania. Discusses challenges that arise when funding charter school facilities, with particular attention to how Pennsylvania has addressed lack of revenue for facilities, restricted access to tax-exempt... 12/19/1999
Financing Facilities. Who Pays for School Construction, and How Much? Recent Litigation is Likely to Alter the Landscape of Construction Funding. Reviews several issues having implications for the future nature and funding of school construction, including recent state educational adequacy and equity litigation, smaller class sizes, full-day... 09/30/2002
Financing School Facilities in California. Reviews California's system of school facility finance. Along with describing that system, it examines the state's investment over time and provides an analysis of the relationship between... 02/28/2007
Financing the Future: Meeting the Needs of Charter Schools. A Report of the Conference Sponsored by IFF. Summarizes findings from the first national conference to discuss the real estate financing needs of the charter school movement. Topics covered include: charter school bond financing; uses and... 12/31/2006
Finding a Home. Discusses how charter schools often struggle in their search for suitable educational facilities, and offers some possible solutions such as cooperative ownership. 10/31/2002
Funding Our Future: Charter School Finance 101. Advises potential funding partners on the methods and details of underwriting charter schools, with the intention of encouraging them to participate in the process. The particular funding needs for... 12/31/2004
Green Charter Schools Network Network supports the establishment, enhancement and advancement of charter schools with environment-focused educational programs and practices.
Growing Pains: Charter Schools Begin Their Second Decade Fitch Ratings published this Special Report, which reaffirms its belief that schools without three to ten years of successful operating history or substantial credit enhancing features will find... 12/31/2001
Handbook: Developing Charter School Facilities. A handbook designed to help charter-school operators navigate the ins-and-outs of the facility acquisition process. Covers topics such as developing a facility-needs inventory, zoning regulations,... 01/04/2012
Heat and Light in the Charter School Movement Charter schools are challenged to find appropriate, inexpensive assessment measures, accommodate special-education students, discover effective governance models, organize learning and teaching... 02/28/1998
Help for Charters in Race for Space. This article reports on efforts across the public and private sectors to help charters meet the facilities challenge which have increased substantially in recent years, with the federal government,... 01/31/2008

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