Check Out the Upcoming Charter School Development Information Sessions

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September 6, 2013 There are a number of online charter school development information sessions coming up in the next few months on topics ranging from incorporation to designing a realistic school budget. Each session provides expert instruction and a forum for questions and answers. All sessions are free to Association Members.

How to Start a Charter School (1 of 3)
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Public charter schools are founded by teams of educators, parents and community members who design a school to meet their community's unique needs. Learn more about charter schools and the process for founding a new school in this interactive session.

Building the Team to Fulfill Your Mission (2 of 3)
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Outline the vision you have for a high-quality charter school, and learn how to build the right team to implement it.

Writing Your Charter Petition (3 of 3)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Learn the 16-point structure of a charter petition, and how to fully address each element.

Communications 101: How to Recruit Students and Raise Awareness and Support Your School
Thursday, September 26, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Find out how to leverage the mission and vision of your school to reach out to prospective families and the greater community. We'll walk through how to create a strategic communications and community outreach plan, then share simple tips for reaching out to the media, posting a website and harnessing the power of social media!

Special Education 101
Friday, September 27, 2013
1:00 pm -- 2:30 pm
This workshop begins with an introduction to the statutory framework affecting special education, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. It will then explore key concepts in special education, and provide tips and resources for providing quality services to students with disabilities.