The Charter Notebook is a project of The Network of Independent Charter Schools, which is facilitated by the Center for Educational Innovation – Public Education Association. The Network is designed to support teachers, administrators and trustees as they develop best practices and collaborate with one another to help independent “mom and pop” charter schools succeed. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, it delivers a comprehensive and integrated array of services and resources—free of charge—to help improve the capacity of teachers, administrators and trustees at independent charter schools. 

The purpose of the Charter Notebook is to provide a space on the web where experts on independent charter schools as well as charter school leaders and educators can provide advice and ideas. Please note that views expressed in Charter Notebook blogs represent the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Center for Educational Innovation-Public Education Association or the U.S. Department of EducationWe encourage readers to take part in the dialogue. Some ways you can do that are:.

  • Post a comment or response to the blogs. To post a comment, you need to join the blog community that hosts Charter Notebook  Joining the blog community is free and will allow you to start your own blogs as well!
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  • Write a guest blog for Charter Notebook. Email us with your idea for a blog — we are always looking for new contributors as this is an open forum for discussion and dialogue about independent charter schools.
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