The Arkansas Public School Resource Center is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Education is awarding APSRC a $23-million grant that will go toward the accomplishment of three goals –
- To increase the number of high-quality charter schools and conversion charter schools with an emphasis on those that serve educationally disadvantaged students
- To improve student outcomes, particularly where educationally disadvantaged students are concerned
- To disseminate best practices
APSRC will conduct webinars and host meetings to share more information concerning the application process in early 2019. Additionally, more information will be available on the APSRC website soon.
Announcements, guidelines, and resources will be made available on this webpage for Charter Schools Program subgrantee applicants.
Subgrants will be available on a competitive basis to support both planning and implementation, with a maximum subgrant period of five (5) years. Schools serving higher percentages of educationally disadvantaged students will receive supplemental funding. The Arkansas Public School Resource Center plans to release a Request for Applications (RFA) by March 1, 2019. APSRC will announce decisions regarding awards only after the authorizer renders a decision on authorization.
The green icon below will allow you to access and/or download the guidelines for CSP subgrantee applicants. Those seeking additional information may contact APSRC Staff Attorney Tripp Walter at 501.492.4300 or by clicking here.
Resources and Dashboards for Arkansas Charters
News release from the National Charter School Resource Center
The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) is pleased to announce the release of another series of data dashboards prepared for the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP). These dashboards present comprehensive data for CSP grantees who received awards through the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (also referred to as the Charter Management Organization or CMO) program in Fiscal Years 2015, 2016, and 2017 as well as for all Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities (CE) program grantees. These follow a similar format as the previously released dashboards for State Entity (SE) and State Education Agency (SEA) grantees under the CSP.
CMO grantees use CSP funds to award subgrants to individual charter schools to help new schools meet startup costs associated with opening a new charter school or to support the replication and expansion of successful charter schools. CE grantees use CSP funds to enhance the credit of charter schools so that the schools can access capital to acquire, construct, and renovate facilities at a reasonable cost.The CMO dashboards provide information on each CMO’s award, the subgrants awarded to individual schools, details on school enrollment and location, and other information on the state charter context. The CE dashboards provide complete transactions data, including comparisons across CE grantees.
We encourage you to share these dashboards with stakeholders in your state and link to these resources as appropriate. We hope that increased transparency around the CSP will promote discussions and work that support its continued success.
You can access the dashboards by clicking on the appropriate button below.