Building Charter School Quality
A project funded by the United States Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement

Partners

Building Charter School Quality (BCSQ), is a coalition comprised of four national charter school organizations, authorizers and researchers. Through support from the U.S. Department of Education, the convening partners of BCSQ include the Colorado League of Charter Schools (the League), CREDO at Stanford University, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.

Colorado League of Charter Schools (the League)

The Colorado League of Charter Schools is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to helping Colorado charter schools reach higher levels of student performance and overall success by providing information and resources, including technical support, advocacy, public relations assistance, and much more. Currently there are 170 charter school campuses across Colorado serving over 70,000 students.

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CREDO at Stanford University

CREDO aims to improve decision making in K-12 public education through rigorous program evaluation and policy analysis, and support to education agencies in using the insights that come from sound research to shape program and policy development.

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National Alliance of Public Charter Schools (The Alliance)

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is the leading national non-profit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement. The Alliance works to increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to all families, particularly in disadvantaged communities that lack access to quality public schools. The Alliance also provides assistance to state charter school associations and resource centers, develops and advocates for improved public policies, and serves as the united voice for this large and diverse movement.

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National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)

NACSA is unique in the charter school movement. It is devoted exclusively to improving public education by improving the policies and practices of the organizations responsible for authorizing charter schools. Quality authorizing leads to quality charter schools, and NACSA is creating the environment of expectations, relationships, practices, policy, and resources for authorizers to excel.

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"For the first time in the evolution of the charter sector, we have established consensus on definitions of school quality that will shape the future of charter school growth and performance. The BCSQ effort is built on lessons learned over the past 20 years across the charter sector, and helps integrate those lessons into practice through real-world tools, metrics and attainable goals that can be systemically applied in order to adopt improved policy changes. We are confident that BCSQ’s work will continue to shape the broader public education landscape and become a vehicle for change across the nation."

Jim Griffin, President
Colorado League of Charter Schools

Building Charter School Quality Partner Organizations

Learn more about these organizations by visiting their websites at the links below.

Colorado League of Charter Schools National Association of Charter School Authorizers National Alliance for Public Charter Schools CREDO at Stanford University Building Charter School Quality