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National Charter Schools Resource Center (NCSRC) is hosting 2 webinars this week.

Links to register for the webinars are below:


Charter Schools and Food Services - Options, Planning, and Decision-Making -

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm (ET)

Description: Please join an upcoming National Charter School Resource Center webinar on charter schools and food service options. The webinar will help charter schools understand the options and alternatives involved at different stages of food service planning and decision-making. The following presenters will present a range of information, resources, and perspectives to support better decision making:

  • The US Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service office (Debra Utting, Program Analyst and Wesley Gaddie, Program Analyst) will share federal resources available to charter schools;
  • CharterChoice Collaborative School Food Authority (Britton Knickerbocker, Executive Director and Kelly Chrisman, Director of Partnerships and School Relations): A charter school food service collaborative in Colorado organized to provide individual charter schools more efficient access to food service options; and 

KIPP New Jersey (Frank Mancuso, Director of Nutrition): A charter school network whose experience across many years and multiple campuses provides a wide range of perspectives into the decision-making and options involved in establishing food service operations




Using Data to Create Positive School Climates and Discipline Practices in Charter Schools

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm (ET)

Presenters: Dr. Robert Mayo and Dr. David Osher (American Institutes for Research); Naomi DeVeaux and Rashida Young (DC Public Charter School Board); and James Waller and Rachelle Roberts (Friendship Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.)

Description: School climate is a multi-faceted concept that describes the extent to which a school community creates and maintains a safe school campus; a supportive academic, disciplinary, and physical environment; and respectful, trusting and caring relationships throughout the school community. Research shows that creating a positive school climate can help districts, schools, and teachers meet key goals including boosting student achievement and closing achievement gaps, increasing high school graduation rates, turning around low-performing schools, and decreasing teacher turnover and increasing teacher satisfaction.

The purpose of this webinar is to share effective, evidence-based practices and school-based examples of how to create positive school climates. This webinar will begin with an overview of the national research on school climate and discipline practices in charter schools. Next, members of the DC Public Charter School Board, the sole charter school authorizer in Washington, D.C., will describe a tool that they created to help DC charter schools monitor the impacts of their disciplinary actions and discuss the impact that this data-driven tool had citywide. Finally, leaders from Friendship Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. will discuss their networks process of reforming disciplinary practices and the resulting changes at individual Friendship schools. Friendship has dramatically decreased its expulsion and suspension rates while maintaining or improving their students’ academic performance across its schools.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, has worked closely with educators through the #RethinkDiscipline campaign to support initiatives that build positive school climates and develop less punitive approaches to school discipline. The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) released three new resources for school leaders who are considering changing or updating their discipline policies. You can find these resources #RethinkDiscipline and NCSRC resources here.



CCSP Grant Writer's Bootcamp

August 17, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Self Insurance Pool
6857 South Spruce Street
Centennial CO 80112

Authorizer's Meeting

August 26, 2016 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Daniel's Fund
101 Monroe St, Denver, CO 80206







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