Dr. Walne is CEO of EduStart LLC, a consulting practice specializing in start-up education and philanthropy ventures. She is also a board member of The Learning Accelerator, an organization committed to scaling up blended learning in school districts throughout the United States.
District-Charter Collaboration: A User’s Guide
Written for the National Charter School Resource Center, this paper is intended for use by district and charter representatives interested in establishing a new collaboration or in increasing the effectiveness of an existing collaboration. The paper presents our methodology, an overview of the nature of district-charter collaborations, and a framework based on lessons learned from leaders involved in various capacities over the last fifteen years of these efforts.
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