There are several projects in the works that will interest charter school folks!
1. An administrator's handbook is in development. This is the guide for new administrators from date of hire through the third year of operation. It'll only be available online because it is highly interactive. Expected completion is October.
2. Board training modules will soon be online. These modules are based on the board training handbook. Three modules are completed and we'll start by posting those while others are still being developed. Individuals can sign on, take a pre-test for each module, take the module if profiency on the topic is obtained, and then take a post-test. This will be an excellent way to ensure new board members have at least the basic training needed to serve on a charter school board.
3. The charter school typology study is due for completion in November. This study categories all operating charter schools in Colorado and then measures their longitudinal CSAP data to compare categories. This study is a state-level examination similar to the Fordham Foundation typology study; in fact, Dr. Dick Carpenter is also the lead on this Colorado report.
4. This year's monthly administrator breakfasts will include a book study on "10 Traits of Highly Effective Principals" by Elaine McEwan. These will be held at Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette.