District-Charter Collaboration Compact: Interim Report
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May 31, 2013

District-Charter Collaboration Compact: Interim Report

Robin Lake;Sarah Yatsko

Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE)

The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been monitoring, supporting, and analyzing the cross-sector collaborative work undertaken in 16 District-Charter Compact cities. CRPE tracks progress on agreements and reports on local political, legal, and financial barriers to collaboration, and also facilitates networking and problem-solving among participants. Using data and documents from interviews with district and charter leaders, this interim report details the first two years of Compact work and finds evidence that these cities have made mixed progress on a number of fronts, such as facilities sharing, equitable funding for charter schools, more high-performing schools, and improved access to high-quality special education. But challenges like leadership transitions, local anti-charter politics, and key leaders' unwillingness to prioritize time and resources for implementation have thwarted efforts in some cities. The report includes key Compact agreements and measurements of progress for each city, plus a checklist for district and charter leaders considering a collaboration Compact.

Geographic Focus North America / United States (Midwestern) / Illinois / Cook County / Chicago
North America / United States (Midwestern) / Minnesota / Hennepin County / Minneapolis
North America / United States (Northeastern) / Connecticut / Hartford County / Hartford
North America / United States (Northeastern) / Massachusetts / Suffolk County / Boston
North America / United States (Northeastern) / New York / New York County / New York City
North America / United States (Northeastern) / Pennsylvania / Philadelphia County / Philadelphia
North America / United States (Northeastern) / Rhode Island / Providence County / Central Falls
North America / United States (Southern) / Louisiana / Orleans Parish / New Orleans
North America / United States (Southern) / Maryland / Baltimore
North America / United States (Southern) / Tennessee / Davidson County / Nashville
North America / United States (Southwestern) / Texas / Comal County / Spring Branch
North America / United States (Southwestern) / Texas / Travis County / Austin
North America / United States (Western) / California / Los Angeles County / Los Angeles
North America / United States (Western) / California / Sacramento County / Sacramento
North America / United States (Western) / Colorado / Denver County / Denver

Issues Education and Literacy