Wisconsin Charter Schools

236 Charter Schools
44,489 Students in Charter Schools
1993 Year Legislation Passed

State Resources

How to Start a Charter School in Wisconsin ToolkitsWisconsin Charter Schools Association 18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Wisconsin, click "view resource" above.
Shuttered Public Schools: The Struggle to Bring Old Buildings New Life ReportsThe PEW Charitable Trusts19 Feb, 2013 This 2013 report from the PEW Charitable Trusts focuses on the use of closed public school district buildings in 12 cities. The report notes that charter schools have occupied 42… Read more
Wisconsin Charter Schools Yearbook, 2011-2012 ReportsWisconsin Department of Public Instruction01 Oct, 2012 This 2011-12 Wisconsin Charter Schools Yearbook from the state’s Department of Public Instruction covers the history, operation, funding, and legal requirements of charter schools… Read more
Charter Schools Gain Broad Support Nationally; Laws Evolve in Illinois and Wisconsin 08 Nov, 2011 This feature article from the Great Lakes West Comprehensive Center's October 2011 E-Newsletter offers a review of the charter school landscape in Wisconsin and Illinois, as well… Read more
Insights into Alternative Certification: Initial Findings From a National Study Daniel C. Humphrey and Marjorie E. Wechsler, SRI International25 Apr, 2011 This 2007 article describes seven alternative certification programs in detail, drawing on interviews and document reviews. The seven programs are: Teacher Education Institute in… Read more
Parallel Patterns: Teacher Attrition in Charter vs. District Schools ReportsBetheny Gross and Michael DeArmond, Center on Reinventing Public Education 01 Sep, 2010 Teacher turnover in charter schools is more likely driven by the same factors that lead teachers to leave traditional public schools than a so-called “charter effect,” according… Read more
Case Study: Teacher Cooperatives ReportsBeth Hawkins, EducationNext19 Mar, 2010   This EducationNext article by Beth Hawkins explores two teacher-led charter schools, the School for Urban Planning and Architecture in Milwaukee and New Country in Minnesota.
How are State Entities Improving Authorizing? An NCSRC Policy Framework and Technical Assistance in CSP States How are State Entity grantees working to improve authorizing through their CSP grants? View this recording to learn how Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota are using grant funds to… Read more