Boot Camp Registration Dates

Learn about Charter School Authorizing and Oversight at one of our upcoming trainings

February 24-25, 2020
San Diego COE

May 7-8, 2020
Fresno COE

New Charter Authorizer Resources for Oversight

Charter Schools Toolkit
This toolkit will help California charter school authorizers implement the recent legislative changes 

Summary of Major Changes to Petition Review and Appeal Process and Criteria Under AB 1505

Your Input Wanted!

Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools


ARTICLE: Education Budget Trailer Bill (SB No. 75) Changes Charter School Admission, Enrollment, and LCAP Requirements, Among Others

Dannis Woliver Kelley, August 7, 2019

PODCAST: Teaching districts the ABCs of charter oversight

EdSource Today, June 22, 2019

Interview with Teresa Kapellas, the executive director of CARSNet.

PODCAST: How many charter schools are too many charter schools? A statewide debate

Lozano Smith, March 28, 2019

PODCAST: Fulfilling the Promise of the Charter Schools Act – How Competition Sparked Trilingual Immersion in a Traditional Public School

Lozano Smith, January 7, 2019

Latest News

EdSource: Charter school authorizers come under greater scrutiny in California

admin | 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 Series

admin | 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...