WRCCS News

November

Welcome new Associate Director Nick Pretasky!

Welcome new Associate Director Nick Pretasky to WRCCS!

DPI's Informational Grant Workshops

Wisconsin Charter Schools Program

2018-19

Federal Grant Information and Writing Workshops


Come learn about the upcoming charter schools grant competition including available funds, grant priorities, application requirements and more. Click here for more information.

Wisconsin's charter school law - school board authorizer duties

The Department of Public Instruction reports that 98 Wisconsin school districts have contracts with 211 active school district authorized charter schools. While most school boards do not contract with a charter school, all have a duty to solicit and evaluate charter schools under Wisconsin law. Charter school authorizer duties are described in s. 118.40(3m):

  • Solicit and evaluate charter school applications.
  • Consider the principles and standards for quality charter schools established by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) when contracting for the establishment of a charter school.
  • Give preference in awarding contracts for charter schools to those charter schools serving children at risk.
  • Approve only high-quality charter school applications that meet identified educational needs and promote a diversity of educational choices.
  • Monitor charter school performance and compliance with state law.
  • Submit an annual report to the State Superintendent and Legislature.

The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has partnered with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) to provide professional development resources and training for school boards as charter school authorizers. For more information on school board authorizer professional development resources and training contact Sarah Hackett, Director, Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (shackett@wrccs.org) or Barry Forbes, WASB Associate Executive Director (bforbes@wasb.org).

Charter School Strategic Planning

Online and Blended learning

Check out the infographic on How to Design Your Plan for online and blended learning and Mia's key takeaways from WRCCS Module 3.3.

What is a Charter School?

Watch this and other videos on our YouTube Channel.
https://youtu.be/qT3-bAf3inI
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Other events

Innovative Schools Network (ISN)

Projects, Pedagogy, and Play 2018

by The P3 Planning People

11/9/2018

Modern Learners Labs - Milwaukee

LEADING THE SHIFT TO INQUIRY AND AGENCY

Building a Culture of Modern Learning in Schools

11/12/2018

The Institute for Personalized Learning

9th Annual National Convening on Personalized Learning

11/14/18-11/15/18

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