Charter Network Platform

The Charter Network is a professional community for charter school authorizers, boards, schools, and support organizations. Engage with experts, network with peers, access specialized trainings, tools, resources and more.

National Charter Schools Founders Library

The Founders Library’s mission is to capture the history of the charter schools movement for future generations to enjoy and learn from. From the original founders to the present day leaders, history matters!

Arc Changer Stories: School Culture Matters!

See how SUNY Authorized Charter Schools and ​Forte Preparatory Academy have enhanced school culture and made a significant difference in the lives of the students they serve. Arc Changers series featurette of Forte Preparatory Academy

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!

Arc Changer Stories: Relationships Matter!

See how Grand Valley State University and ​Flint Cultural Center Academy work together to advance education. Watch the Featurette of the Flint Cultural Center Academy

Board Network: Board Training & Community

Whether you’re a board member or someone who works with a board, this national community is for you. By joining, you’ll have access to specialized tools, resources and trainings, along with opportunities to engage and exchange ideas with experts and peers from around the country.

The Secret to Student Success is in the Details (#2)

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 Director at the Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering & Science, on the best practices for measuring and reporting student academics. We’ll uncover the details to ensuring each and every student is learning and growing.

Why It’s Important – Mary Kay Shields

More from Mary Kay Shields: https://charterlibrary.org/search/?_author=mary-kay-shields&_author_list=mary-kay-shields

Advocacy – Dr. Howard Fuller

More from Dr. Howard Fuller: https://charterlibrary.org/search/?_author=howard-fuller&_author_list=howard-fuller

The Idea of a Charter School – Richard McLellan

More from Richard McLellan: https://charterlibrary.org/search/?_author=richard-mcclellan&_author_list=richard-mcclellan

Authorizers – Richard McLellan

More from Richard McLellan: https://charterlibrary.org/search/?_author=richard-mcclellan&_author_list=richard-mcclellan

Joe Lieberman’s efforts in sponsoring Charter School law – Dave Durenberger

More from Former Senator Dave Durenberger: https://charterlibrary.org/search/?_author_list=dave-durenberger

The best answers come from teachers – Dave Durenberger

More from Former Senator Dave Durenberger: https://charterlibrary.org/search/?_author_list=dave-durenberger

What is the role of the Federal Government – Jon Schroeder

More from Jon Schroeder: https://charterlibrary.org/search/?_author=jon-schroeder&_author_list=jon-schroeder

Herding Cats: A New Breed of Education Entrepreneurs – Jon Schroeder

More from Jon Schroeder: https://charterlibrary.org/search/?_author=jon-schroeder&_author_list=jon-schroeder

Strategic Planning in Action

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!

The Secret to Student Success is in the Details (#2)

The Secret to Student Success is in the Details (#2)

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 Director at the Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering & Science, on the best practices for measuring and reporting student academics. We’ll uncover the details to ensuring each and every student is learning and growing.