Author: Heidi Anspaugh

October Conferences with Charter School Capital

Charter School Capital is hitting the road this October! We will be heading to the Texas Charter Schools Conference held October 11-13 in Greatvine, Texas. The conference will feature a session about tackling the challenges involved in finding adequate facilities, I Need a Better Facility For My School. Now What? on 10/13, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15…

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Webinar Recap: Financial Wellness – Budget Planning Best Practices 

On Thursday, September 7th, Spencer Styles, President and CEO of Charter Impact and Bonnie Bensen, CFO at Fortune School of Education, joined our President and CEO at Charter School Capital, Stuart Ellis, to discuss budget planning best practices for California charter schools.   There are many challenges involved in operating schools including planning and maintaining school budgets, navigating staggered charter school funding timelines…

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Encouraging Diversity in Charter Schools

The charter school model has been widely used to create school options for the most underserved children and communities. But now we’re seeing a growing interest from charter schools who are intentionally serving a balance of students who reflect the diversity of their larger community. Recent studies show that students from both low- and middle-income…

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Seeing Charter School Students Through College Graduation

About 15 years ago, charter school leaders decided to up the ante from seeing students through high school graduation and into a four-year college to seeing them all the way through college graduation. Data shows that their efforts have paid off. Now charter school students are graduating from college at a rate of 3-5 times the national average, which in recent years has been at a rate of 59% for first-time,…

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Charter School Capital and FL Charter Leaders Discuss Capital & Charter Facilities Funding

Charter School Capital sponsored a breakfast meeting this week in Florida with more than 50 charter school principals and assistant principals from the Orange County Public School District in attendance. This gathering was co-sponsored by Kia Scott, Executive Director, and Gina Doyle, Senior Administrator of the School Choice Services of the Orange County Public Schools. We…

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Promoting Local District-Charter Collaboration

Charter schools operating in conflict with local school districts is an issue that’s been around for as long as we have had charter law.  As such, we are reliant on state legislation to make collaboration happen more. The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) has a few key roles in supporting this, they:…

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