Charter School Facilities Funding

Title Abstract Publication Date
Navigating the Closure Process. Issue Brief. Provide a practice-oriented resource for authorizers and other charter school stakeholders to navigate the closure process after the decision to close a charter school has been made. Summarizes how... 04/30/2011
New Markets Tax Credits. [U. S. Department of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund] The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program permits taxpayers to receive a credit against Federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in designated Community Development Entities (CDEs...
New Markets Tax Credits: Issues and Opportunities. This describes the key characteristics of new markets tax credits, key issues in implementation, results so far, and their future potential. Includes a case study of how Excellent Education... 03/31/2005
Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2005-06. Presents findings on the numbers and types of public elementary and secondary schools in the United States and other jurisdictions in the 2005-06 school year, using data from the Public Elementary/... 05/31/2007
Out of the Box: Facilities Financing Ideas for Charter Schools. This guidebook provides charter schools with ideas when seeking financing, and touches on the issues they often face regarding appropriate site, managing the construction and renovation process, and... 06/30/1999
Panelists Offer Advice to Charter Schools For Dealing with Obstacles to Financing. Panelists at a session discussing financing issues at the 2000 National Charter School Conference in Washington, D.C., offered suggestions how charter schools might overcome their inherent... 09/30/2000
Paying for the Charter Schoolhouse: Policy Options for Charter School Facilities Financing This report outlines five options state policymakers can pursue to enable charter schools to gain access to suitable, high-quality facilities: 1)creating new revenue streams for facilities cost; 2)... 01/31/1999
Portable Classrooms: Where Are They Going? This discusses the growing need for portables because of increasing enrollments, intra-district shifts, the push for earlier education for children, continuing education for adults, lower student-... 07/31/2003
Public Choices. Reviews with statistics the trend toward enrollment in schools of choice, including private schools, charter schools, and schools outside the resident's district. Voucher programs from a number... 03/31/2007
Quality Schools: Every Child, Every School, Every Neighborhood. An Analysis of School Location and Performance in Washington, D.C. Study recommends that Washington, D.C., overhaul or close more than three dozen traditional public schools in its poorest neighborhoods and expand the number of high-performing charter schools. After... 12/31/2011
Report to the Community: Charter School Financing: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned. Describes the results of a survey of six of the most active nonprofit and for-profit groups engaged in charter school facility financing across the country. Collectively, survey participants have... 12/31/2009
Report Urges More Oversight of Massachusetts Charter Schools. A report from the inspector general in Massachusetts criticizes charter schools' business operations and the state's supervision of those practices. It claims that many charter schools in... 01/11/2000
Satellite Charter Schools: Addressing the School-Facilities Crunch Through Public-Private Partnerships. The charter school movement is perhaps the fastest-growing reform movement in education. But with this speed comes increasing pressure for facilities. Traditional public schools, facing enrollment... 03/31/1999
Satellite Schools: The Private Provision of School Infrastructure The private-sector provision of school infrastructure in the form of satellite schools is discussed in this paper. Following the introduction, section 2 presents a case study of Satellite Learning... 12/31/1992
Scale & Care: Charter Schools & New Urbanism. The Charter School movement combined with New Urbanist designers have uncovered the importance of scale in creating school environments that are more responsive to the needs of children. This paper... 12/31/1997
School Construction. Policy Report. This paper discusses the policy and political issues surrounding school construction, and it illustrates how infrastructure banks would work to address this challenge. The paper explores the problems... 05/31/2001
School Finance Primer: A Taxpayer's Guide to Pubic School Finance. [Arizona] This guide introduces and updates information on the Arizona public school finance system. It is intended to promulgate a wider understanding of public school finance. It includes tables and figures... 01/31/2000
Schools Adapt Old Lesson: Share and Share Alike. This article discusses several schools in New York City that are sharing spaces either with other schools or with noneducational entities. Examples include shared spaces with community centers, the... 09/17/2002
Schools Sharing Buildings: A Toolkit. Principles and Practices from the Chicago Public Schools. Much like office buildings that house several companies, a school building can house several autonomous schools, each with their own administration, faculty and budgets. This toolkit describes... 12/31/2002
Securing Charter School Facilities: Opportunities and Constraints. Examines major approaches charter schools use to secure facilities. The focus is on four new start charter schools in California which are aligned with common charter school facility arrangements and... 12/31/2004
Shortchanged Charters: How Funding Disparities Hurt Colorado's Charter Schools. Present key findings of an assessment of Colorado's charter school facilities that include: 1) Charter schools are forced to spend operating funds on their facilities. 2) Every year tens of... 03/31/2008
Small Schools Best Practices for Sharing Facilities. Small schools are located in a variety of different environments. The majority of small schools must share a physical building with other schools and must negotiate the use of the shared space. This... 12/31/2004
Smaller, Safer, Saner Successful Schools. Provides a summary of research on small schools and shared facilities showing that, on average, smaller schools provide a safer and more challenging school environment that leads to higher academic... 12/31/2006
Solving the Charter School Financing Conundrum. Charter schools often have difficulty obtaining capital financing and the funds needed to cover initial operating expenses and other start-up costs. This one of the most challenging obstacles that... 08/08/2000
Some States Help Charter Schools Put a Roof Overhead. Only eight states have programs that provide direct funding for charter school capital expenses through grants or per-pupil allocations. This discusses the unique challenges facing charter schools... 06/19/2001

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