Charter School Superintendent Search

The National Charter Schools Institute is leading the search for the da Vinci Schools which is seeking a Superintendent who has the passion, knowledge, and skills to lead and grow a well-established and yet innovative charter public school in Jackson, Michigan. This school is located on two campuses, one serving primary age students and the…

Strategic Planning in Action

Recorded April 25, 2024 | Governing for Greatness Series

Discover why strategic planning is more than just a document — it’s about actionable strategies that drive lasting change. Learn the importance of diverse voices in the process and how both governing boards and school leaders, both with a wide range of responsibilities, play crucial roles in bringing a vision to life. Don’t miss out on unlocking the true potential of strategic planning!

Supporting a High-Quality Charter Ecosystem

The National Charter Schools Institute is thrilled to join Dr. Bernadine Futrell, Assistant Secretary for Equity and Discretionary Grants and Support Services, and Dr. Anna Hinton, Director Parental Options and Improvement, both from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education. This exciting webinar, in which the Institute, along with its partners…

Job Opening: Vice President for Authorizing Services

Do you ever dream of being part of a diverse and dynamic team that is all-in on making education work better for our kids and our country? If so, we need to connect. We are the National Charter Schools Institute. A non-profit working to change the arc of education. KIDS! are the WHY behind all…

Want a Safe School? Start with an Authentic School Climate

March 28, 2024 | Governing for Greatness Series Safe schools start with a focus on creating an authentic school climate that puts students first. Join Wendy Larvick, Institute Director of Policy & Partnerships, as she talks with Raihan Akther, Ed.S., Principal, Bridge Academy West, and Chris White, Ed.D., Director of Assessment and Evaluation, Central Michigan…

Build a Better Budget

Recorded February 22, 2024 | Governing for Greatness Series Successful schools have strong boards and great leaders. We believe it is critically important to establish roles and responsibilities between the chief executive and the board. Boards that govern for greatness understand that management’s role in the budget development process is mission critical. Join us for…

A-GAME Convening – April 3, 2024

Virtual Convening: April 3, 2024 Back to 2024 A-GAME Convenings This A-GAME Convening aims to explore the transformative power of Indicators of Distress (IoD) in shaping sustainable educational practices. Too often, we wait for schools to fail to identify them for improvement strategies. What would happen if schools could identify and address potential concerns before…

A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024

Virtual Convening: February 14, 2024 Back to 2024 A-GAME Convenings Presentation Deck from February 14, 2024 Download PDF Watch the inaugural session of A-GAME’s season of convening, where we delve into the fascinating origin story of “Indicators of Distress” (IoD). Under the overarching theme, “Refining Quality, Empowering Change for All Students: Transforming Educational Measures, Frameworks,…

The Secret to Student Success is in the Details

Recorded January 25, 2024 | Governing for Greatness Series One could argue that the most important aspect of board governance is ensuring that the students in your school are learning. Everyone wants to ensure that students are actually learning in their school. Join the Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Mary Bradley, as she talks with Kelli Booth, Executive…

2024 Winter & Spring A-GAME Convenings

A-GAME 2024 Winter & Spring A-GAME Convenings Redefining Quality, Empowering Change: Transforming Education through Disruption, Equity, and Innovation. This year, the A-GAME is focusing on disrupting traditional notions of quality in education to be student-centered, challenging existing frameworks, and advocating for transformation and innovation that benefit all students. We invite you to join us as…

A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan)

Play Video The A-GAME has partnered with WestEd to provide authorizers with Indicators of Distress (IoD), an early warning system that can aid authorizers in recognizing the signs of distress in schools before it is too late. Here is a sneak peek from WestEd’s Dr. Aimee Evan as she shares how the Early Indicators of…

A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson)

Play Video Learn More about A-GAME More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence A-GAME: Better Measurements for Schools…

A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes)

Play Video Learn More about A-GAME More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence A-GAME: Better Measurements for Schools How…

A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters

Play Video Learn More about A-GAME More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence A-GAME: Better Measurements for Schools How…

Harold J. Brubaker: The Beauty and Value of the Founders Library

Watch the full oral history of Harold J. Brubaker:

A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence

Play Video Learn More about A-GAME More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters A-GAME: Better Measurements for…

2023 A-GAME Convening

2024 In-Person A-GAME Convening May 2-3 | Chicago, IL Day Hour Minute Second REGISTRATION FEE $299, includes hotel room at Arlo Chicago, two meals, and a reception DATE & TIME Thursday, May 2, 12:00 pm – Friday May 3, 3:00 pm CDT LOCATION Summit Executive Center 205 N. Michigan Ave. on the 10th floor, Chicago,…

2023 A-GAME Convening

2024 In-Person A-GAME Convening May 2-3 | Chicago, IL Day Hour Minute Second REGISTRATION FEE $299, includes hotel room at Arlo Chicago,two meals, and a reception DATE & TIME Thursday, May 2, 12:00 pm -Friday May 3, 3:00 pm CDT LOCATION Summit Executive Center205 N. Michigan Ave.on the 10th floor,Chicago, IL 60601 Registration is closed….

Strategic Planning in Action
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Strategic Planning in Action

Recorded April 25, 2024 | Governing for Greatness Series

Discover why strategic planning is more than just a document — it’s about actionable strategies that drive lasting change. Learn the importance of diverse voices in the process and how both governing boards and school leaders, both with a wide range of responsibilities, play crucial roles in bringing a vision to life. Don’t miss out on unlocking the true potential of strategic planning!

Supporting a High-Quality Charter Ecosystem

Supporting a High-Quality Charter Ecosystem

The National Charter Schools Institute is thrilled to join Dr. Bernadine Futrell, Assistant Secretary for Equity and Discretionary Grants and Support Services, and Dr. Anna Hinton, Director Parental Options and Improvement, both from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education. This exciting webinar, in which the Institute, along with its partners…

Want a Safe School? Start with an Authentic School Climate
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Want a Safe School? Start with an Authentic School Climate

March 28, 2024 | Governing for Greatness Series Safe schools start with a focus on creating an authentic school climate that puts students first. Join Wendy Larvick, Institute Director of Policy & Partnerships, as she talks with Raihan Akther, Ed.S., Principal, Bridge Academy West, and Chris White, Ed.D., Director of Assessment and Evaluation, Central Michigan…

Build a Better Budget
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Build a Better Budget

Recorded February 22, 2024 | Governing for Greatness Series Successful schools have strong boards and great leaders. We believe it is critically important to establish roles and responsibilities between the chief executive and the board. Boards that govern for greatness understand that management’s role in the budget development process is mission critical. Join us for…

A-GAME Convening – April 3, 2024

A-GAME Convening – April 3, 2024

Virtual Convening: April 3, 2024 Back to 2024 A-GAME Convenings This A-GAME Convening aims to explore the transformative power of Indicators of Distress (IoD) in shaping sustainable educational practices. Too often, we wait for schools to fail to identify them for improvement strategies. What would happen if schools could identify and address potential concerns before…

A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024
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A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024

Virtual Convening: February 14, 2024 Back to 2024 A-GAME Convenings Presentation Deck from February 14, 2024 Download PDF Watch the inaugural session of A-GAME’s season of convening, where we delve into the fascinating origin story of “Indicators of Distress” (IoD). Under the overarching theme, “Refining Quality, Empowering Change for All Students: Transforming Educational Measures, Frameworks,…

The Secret to Student Success is in the Details
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The Secret to Student Success is in the Details

Recorded January 25, 2024 | Governing for Greatness Series One could argue that the most important aspect of board governance is ensuring that the students in your school are learning.  Everyone wants to ensure that students are actually learning in their school.  Join the Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Mary Bradley, as she talks with Kelli Booth, Executive…

2024 Winter & Spring A-GAME Convenings

2024 Winter & Spring A-GAME Convenings

A-GAME 2024 Winter & Spring A-GAME Convenings Redefining Quality, Empowering Change: Transforming Education through Disruption, Equity, and Innovation. This year, the A-GAME is focusing on disrupting traditional notions of quality in education to be student-centered, challenging existing frameworks, and advocating for transformation and innovation that benefit all students. We invite you to join us as…

A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan)
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A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan)

Play Video The A-GAME has partnered with WestEd to provide authorizers with Indicators of Distress (IoD), an early warning system that can aid authorizers in recognizing the signs of distress in schools before it is too late. Here is a sneak peek from WestEd’s Dr. Aimee Evan as she shares how the Early Indicators of…

A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson)
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A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson)

Play Video Learn More about A-GAME More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence A-GAME: Better Measurements for Schools…

A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes)
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A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes)

Play Video Learn More about A-GAME More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence A-GAME: Better Measurements for Schools How…

A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters
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A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters

Play Video Learn More about A-GAME More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence A-GAME: Better Measurements for Schools How…

A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence
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A-GAME: Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence

Play Video Learn More about A-GAME More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME: Tools for Authorizers (Interview of Erin Anderson) A-GAME: Hear it for yourself (Interview of Jeff Wasbes) A-GAME: Get a New Approach by Measuring What Matters A-GAME: Better Measurements for…

2023 A-GAME Convening
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2023 A-GAME Convening

2024 In-Person A-GAME Convening May 2-3 | Chicago, IL Day Hour Minute Second REGISTRATION FEE $299, includes hotel room at Arlo Chicago, two meals, and a reception DATE & TIME Thursday, May 2, 12:00 pm – Friday May 3, 3:00 pm CDT LOCATION Summit Executive Center 205 N. Michigan Ave. on the 10th floor, Chicago,…

2023 A-GAME Convening
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2023 A-GAME Convening

2024 In-Person A-GAME Convening May 2-3 | Chicago, IL Day Hour Minute Second REGISTRATION FEE $299, includes hotel room at Arlo Chicago,two meals, and a reception DATE & TIME Thursday, May 2, 12:00 pm -Friday May 3, 3:00 pm CDT LOCATION Summit Executive Center205 N. Michigan Ave.on the 10th floor,Chicago, IL 60601 Registration is closed….