California Launches ‘Charter School Best Practices Project’
Chase Niesner | November 5, 2013
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Charter schools now have a digital space to share the secrets to their success.
The California Department of Education today announced the launching of the Charter Schools Best Practices Project, a trove of information aimed at assisting people interested in starting charter schools, evaluating charter school petitions and increasing student achievement in charter school classrooms.
The project includes more than 700 online resources provided by the National Charter School Resource Center, linking users to various practices and profiles of successful charter schools throughout the country.
“Charter schools are an important part of the education landscape in California, and strengthening them is a step toward strengthening the system as a whole,” State Superintendent Tom Torlakson said in a press release. “That’s why the department launched this effort to pool resources, share ideas, and serve all our students.”
The CDE is also offering eight free training sessions for educators to learn strategies and connect with charter school partners across the state, including one tomorrow in Downey; pre-register, here.