While the CARSNet program is no longer active, we will continue to keep this website open so you can access all the critical resources and forms that the CARSNet Program has created and shared over the years. Click on the Resources tab above to find pertinent information on Petition Reviews, Oversight and Renewals. Click on the Conference tab to access past conference presentations.
ACOE is no longer actively a part of the federal Charter Schools Leadership grant Advancing Great Authorizing & Modeling Excellence (A-GAME). However, the ongoing project lead by the National Charter School Institute and Momentum Strategy & Research is important work! For more information about this project, visit their website at https://nationalcharterschools.org/a-game-grant/
Charter Authorizer Resources
AB 1505 & AB 1507 Toolkit
California Charter Schools Act and Other Selected Laws and Regulations (2020)
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EdSource Today, June 22, 2019
Interview with Teresa Kapellas, the executive director of CARSNet.
Lozano Smith, March 28, 2019
Lozano Smith, January 7, 2019
EdSource: Charter school authorizers come under greater scrutiny in Californiaadmin | June 19, 2019 | Category: Charter News
Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Karen Monroe, who chaired the task force, said the most important need is to have a plan for training and technical assistance for charter authorizers. That, she said, was especially critical in very small districts or counties, and school personnel are “wearing lots of hats and don’t have the bandwidth” … Read More...
2018-19 Charter Authorizers Training Seriesadmin | June 11, 2019 | Category: Training
Dannis Woliver Kelley is pleased to continue its 2018-2019 Charter Authorizers Training Series with in-person consortia. The consortia are interactive, roundtable-style discussions of critical issues, and provide all participants with a chance to share their own dilemmas, challenges, frustrations and successes with their local colleagues, while getting legal answers to pressing questions about charter schools. … Read More...