Registration Open for All Boot Camp Dates

October 16-17, 2019: Santa Clara COE

February 24-25, 2020: San Diego COE

May 7-8, 2020: Fresno COE

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CARSNet is partnering with Lozano Smith to provide a toolkit of helpful resources to assist chartering authorities navigate the changes in authorization and oversight of charter schools as a result of the new legislation. Check back for more information.


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...