US DOE Announces New Exemplary Charter School Collaboration Awards
April 30, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program is requesting public comment on proposed plans for its new Exemplary Charter School Collaboration Awards competition. This competition (84.282P) is designed to create incentives for charter schools to collaborate with non-chartered public schools and non-chartered local educational agencies (LEAS) to share and transfer best educational and operational practices in elementary and secondary charter schools. Award-winners would also be expected to disseminate information about their collaboration.
A Notice of Proposed Priorities (NPP) appeared in the April 25 Federal Register, which invites the public to submit comments on the competition’s definitions, requirements, and selection criteria on or before May 25, 2012.
The full NPP text can be found at:
As explained in the NPP, the Collaboration Awards competition would encourage charter schools and non-chartered public schools or non-chartered LEAs to share resources and responsibilities, build trust and teamwork, boost academic excellence in charter schools and non-chartered public schools alike, and provide students and their parents with a range of effective educational options.
Collaboration Award grantees would collaborate, and disseminate information about their collaborations, in a broad range of areas that fall within the scope of activities authorized under 5205(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
For more information, contact Erin Pfeltz at (202) 205-3525 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Paulu at (202) 205-5392 or by email at email@example.com.