As the school choice debate becomes more polarized, Robin Lake urges education leaders to doube down on working across sector lines.
With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 23 cities to date have signed District-Charter Collaboration Compacts—formal agreements between school districts and charter schools that aim to ensure equal access to high-quality schools for all students. The cities range from small towns like Central Falls, Rhode Island, to large metropolises like Los Angeles and Chicago. While not legally binding, these documents specify how the parties will share resources and responsibilities, or detail structures for how collaboration plans will be developed.
The compact agreement for each city can be viewed below, along with CRPE-published status updates for a select number of these cities.
Note: we are in the process of updating the list below.