Innovative Measures

Back to A-GAME Videos In the Innovative Measures video, hear from school leaders about the types of measures and methods of differentiation they, with their authorizer, developed using the A-GAME process to capture student academic growth and social-emotional learning. These measures go beyond what is currently used by states and authorizers to determine school quality….

Accountability Disconnect

Back to A-GAME Videos In the Accountability Disconnect and Defining Quality video, school leaders discuss the disconnect when assessing school quality using the current state and authorizer accountability systems. They discuss the common measures used for capturing student growth and achievement such as proficiency rates on state assessments, four-year cohort graduation rates, truancy or attendance,…

Meet the A-GAME Trailblazers

Back to A-GAME Videos Piloting with the hardest schools to measure using traditional measures, the A-GAME came up with a process for school accountability that moves well beyond standardized test results. Meet the trailblazers in this video. More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME:…

Be Part of Something Bold and Fun! Aspiring Leaders Program

ARE YOU READY TO IMPROVE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS? APPLY TODAY Today more than ever, Michigan’s charter schools need LEADERS. Do you know someone who has what it takes? Are they ready to begin a program that will help build their skills? The National Charter Schools Institute provides a unique program to support and prepare new…

Wallace Project

New Resources! Principal Pipeline Study Through a self-study by five charter management organizations across the country, the Institute and The Wallace Foundation collaborated to bring you the research behind the importance of developing and supporting school principals. This work has the potential to impact more than 250,000 students in 22 states. Play Video Uplift Education September 2021 Session:…

Board Network Convening – Developing Stronger Relationships with Your Boards

Join us for a conversation on developing stronger relationships with your boards and learn more about the Board Network. Recorded June 6, 2022.

Board Network Convening – Governance Is Strategic Leadership

Join us for a conversation on the importance of strong governance and strategic leadership and learn more about the Board Network. Recorded May 31, 2022.

Register for the June 22 A-GAME Convening!

Join Your Community of Changemakers During the Alliance Conference! Join the A-GAME Community of Changemakers in D.C.! During this in-person session, we will share ideas on how to create the environment for change with your schools, boards and districts. June 22, 2022 | 9 – 11 am Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 204A Washington,…

Be the Leader! Aspiring Leaders Program

TAKE THE STEP TO GIVE MORE BACK APPLY TODAY Today more than ever, Michigan’s charter schools need LEADERS. Do you know someone who has what it takes? Are they ready to begin a program that will help build their skills? The National Charter Schools Institute provides a unique program to support and prepare new school…

Wanted: 2022 Aspiring Leaders!

Training. Resources. Community. APPLY TODAY Today more than ever, Michigan’s charter schools need LEADERS. Do you know someone who has what it takes? Are they ready to begin a program that will help build their skills? The National Charter Schools Institute provides a unique program to support and prepare new school leaders. With a strong…

Why Join? For the Thoughtful Community!

Join the A-GAME Community! Network with fellow authorizers and learn how you can access resources that will help you develop goals that measure what matters. Annual membership per organization is $495. There is no limit to the number of participants within your organization. Join the A-GAME community by February 17 to participate in the 2022 Spring…

Why Join the A-GAME? To Use National Data Not Found Anywhere Else!

Join the A-GAME Community! Network with fellow authorizers and learn how you can access resources that will help you develop goals that measure what matters. Annual membership per organization is $495. There is no limit to the number of participants within your organization. Join the A-GAME community by February 17 to participate in the 2022 Spring…

Why Join the A-GAME? To Create Better Academic Goals!

Play Video Join the A-GAME Community! Network with fellow authorizers and learn how you can access resources that will help you develop goals that measure what matters. Annual membership per organization is $495. There is no limit to the number of participants within your organization. Join the A-GAME community by February 17 to participate in the…

Why Join? The Resources Alone Are Amazing.

Join the A-GAME Community! Network with fellow authorizers and learn how you can access resources that will help you develop goals that measure what matters. Annual membership per organization is $495. There is no limit to the number of participants within your organization. Join the A-GAME community by February 17 to participate in the 2022 Spring…

A-GAME for ALL

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Leadership Opening: CEO/Superintendent at Jackson Preparatory & Early College

Position: CEO/Superintendent At Jackson Preparatory & Early College in Jackson, MI The National Charter Schools Institute is leading the search for Jackson Preparatory & Early College (JPEC) which is seeking a new CEO /Superintendent who has the passion, knowledge and skills to grow and advance its mission. JPEC is an established and successful public school…

A-GAME AEC Pilot Project Report

Using survey data, this report examines participants’ perceptions of the pilot project process and is intended to provide the A-GAME team with meaningful insights that could guide future resource development and inform sustainability planning beyond the terms of the current grant.  

The Safe School Six: Safely Maintaining School Operations

Safely Maintaining School Operations During COVID-19 Our team wants to help everyone we know adjust easily to the repercussions of COVID-19 and the ever-changing information. We have updated our “Safe School 6: Preparing for Reopening Schools After COVID-19” documents to now fit the schools who need to safely maintain operations. The “Safe School 6: Safely…

Harvesting Diversity to Create Resourceful Systems

Join us virtually for this diversity training! Tensions exist naturally in all social systems. We have been taught to avoid divisive issues and difficult conversations. However, in order to create resourceful communities, we must enhance our ability to explore these tensions. This 3-day webinar (2 hours & 15 minutes per day) will begin with unpacking…

Conquer Politics and Grow the Coalition: Tell Your Story

Presented by Darlene Chambers, Ember Reichgott Junge, Wendy Larvick at the 2020 Independent Charter Schools Virtual Conference. Telling stories – not just personal stories, but all forms of narrative – is one of the most common ways we can “awaken emotions” and gain support from our legislators, our parents, our communities and the public at…

Innovative Measures

Innovative Measures

Back to A-GAME Videos In the Innovative Measures video, hear from school leaders about the types of measures and methods of differentiation they, with their authorizer, developed using the A-GAME process to capture student academic growth and social-emotional learning. These measures go beyond what is currently used by states and authorizers to determine school quality….

Accountability Disconnect

Accountability Disconnect

Back to A-GAME Videos In the Accountability Disconnect and Defining Quality video, school leaders discuss the disconnect when assessing school quality using the current state and authorizer accountability systems. They discuss the common measures used for capturing student growth and achievement such as proficiency rates on state assessments, four-year cohort graduation rates, truancy or attendance,…

Meet the A-GAME Trailblazers

Meet the A-GAME Trailblazers

Back to A-GAME Videos Piloting with the hardest schools to measure using traditional measures, the A-GAME came up with a process for school accountability that moves well beyond standardized test results. Meet the trailblazers in this video. More A-GAME Videos A-GAME Convening – February 14, 2024 A-GAME: WestEd’s Indicators of Distress (Interview of Dr. Aimee Evan) A-GAME:…

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Be Part of Something Bold and Fun! Aspiring Leaders Program

ARE YOU READY TO IMPROVE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS? APPLY TODAY Today more than ever, Michigan’s charter schools need LEADERS. Do you know someone who has what it takes? Are they ready to begin a program that will help build their skills? The National Charter Schools Institute provides a unique program to support and prepare new…

Wallace Project
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Wallace Project

New Resources! Principal Pipeline Study Through a self-study by five charter management organizations across the country, the Institute and The Wallace Foundation collaborated to bring you the research behind the importance of developing and supporting school principals. This work has the potential to impact more than 250,000 students in 22 states. Play Video Uplift Education September 2021 Session:…

Why Join? For the Thoughtful Community!
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Why Join? For the Thoughtful Community!

Join the A-GAME Community! Network with fellow authorizers and learn how you can access resources that will help you develop goals that measure what matters. Annual membership per organization is $495. There is no limit to the number of participants within your organization. Join the A-GAME community by February 17 to participate in the 2022 Spring…

Why Join the A-GAME? To Use National Data Not Found Anywhere Else!
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Why Join the A-GAME? To Use National Data Not Found Anywhere Else!

Join the A-GAME Community! Network with fellow authorizers and learn how you can access resources that will help you develop goals that measure what matters. Annual membership per organization is $495. There is no limit to the number of participants within your organization. Join the A-GAME community by February 17 to participate in the 2022 Spring…

Why Join the A-GAME? To Create Better Academic Goals!
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Why Join the A-GAME? To Create Better Academic Goals!

Play Video Join the A-GAME Community! Network with fellow authorizers and learn how you can access resources that will help you develop goals that measure what matters. Annual membership per organization is $495. There is no limit to the number of participants within your organization. Join the A-GAME community by February 17 to participate in the…

Why Join? The Resources Alone Are Amazing.
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Why Join? The Resources Alone Are Amazing.

Join the A-GAME Community! Network with fellow authorizers and learn how you can access resources that will help you develop goals that measure what matters. Annual membership per organization is $495. There is no limit to the number of participants within your organization. Join the A-GAME community by February 17 to participate in the 2022 Spring…

Leadership Opening: CEO/Superintendent at Jackson Preparatory & Early College

Position: CEO/Superintendent At Jackson Preparatory & Early College in Jackson, MI The National Charter Schools Institute is leading the search for Jackson Preparatory & Early College (JPEC) which is seeking a new CEO /Superintendent who has the passion, knowledge and skills to grow and advance its mission. JPEC is an established and successful public school…

The Safe School Six: Safely Maintaining School Operations

Safely Maintaining School Operations During COVID-19 Our team wants to help everyone we know adjust easily to the repercussions of COVID-19 and the ever-changing information. We have updated our “Safe School 6: Preparing for Reopening Schools After COVID-19” documents to now fit the schools who need to safely maintain operations. The “Safe School 6: Safely…

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Harvesting Diversity to Create Resourceful Systems

Join us virtually for this diversity training! Tensions exist naturally in all social systems. We have been taught to avoid divisive issues and difficult conversations. However, in order to create resourceful communities, we must enhance our ability to explore these tensions. This 3-day webinar (2 hours & 15 minutes per day) will begin with unpacking…

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Conquer Politics and Grow the Coalition: Tell Your Story

Presented by Darlene Chambers, Ember Reichgott Junge, Wendy Larvick at the 2020 Independent Charter Schools Virtual Conference. Telling stories – not just personal stories, but all forms of narrative – is one of the most common ways we can “awaken emotions” and gain support from our legislators, our parents, our communities and the public at…