Charter Management Organization

What is a Charter Management Organization (CMO)

A charter school management organization (CMO) plays a pivotal role in the administration, operation, and support of charter schools. Here are some key functions typically performed by a CMO:

Administrative Support: CMOs provide administrative support to charter schools, handling tasks such as payroll, human resources management, accounting, and financial reporting. By outsourcing these functions, charter schools can focus more on educational priorities.

Curriculum Development: Many CMOs assist charter schools in developing or selecting curriculum materials, instructional strategies, and educational programs that align with state standards and the mission of the school.

Teacher Training and Professional Development: CMOs often offer training programs and professional development opportunities for teachers and staff to enhance their instructional skills, classroom management techniques, and understanding of educational best practices.

Student Support Services: CMOs may provide support services for students, including counseling, special education resources, and interventions for struggling learners. They may also facilitate partnerships with community organizations to offer additional support and enrichment opportunities.

Data Analysis and Assessment: CMOs help charter schools collect, analyze, and interpret data related to student performance, attendance, and other metrics. This information is used to inform instructional decisions, track progress toward academic goals, and comply with accountability requirements.

Facilities Management: Some CMOs assist charter schools with facilities management, including maintenance, repairs, and lease negotiations. This allows schools to focus on educational priorities while ensuring safe and functional learning environments.

Compliance and Accountability: CMOs help charter schools navigate regulatory requirements, comply with state and federal laws, and adhere to charter agreements. They may also support schools in preparing for audits, inspections, and evaluations by authorizers or oversight agencies.

Community Engagement and Advocacy: CMOs often engage with parents, community members, and stakeholders to build support for charter schools and advocate for policies that promote educational choice and innovation. They may also collaborate with other education organizations to share resources and best practices.

In summary, a charter school management organization plays a multifaceted role in supporting the overall operation and success of charter schools, allowing educators to focus on teaching and learning while leveraging administrative expertise and resources.

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National Academic Educational Partners (NAEP)

Founded in 2010, National Academic Educational Partners, Inc. (NAEP), a minority-owned business, has earned widespread acclaim in the field of education for delivering tailored solutions. Our expertise spans various areas, including Charter Management, Educational Management, Leadership Development, Teacher Support, Curriculum, Assessment Practices, School Transformation and Cultural Responsiveness Training. Notably, NAEP is committed to ensuring that schools and school districts nationwide are effective by design, not by chance.

With a philosophy rooted in providing actionable educational solutions, NAEP has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing and preferred educational solution firms. Our clientele, past and present, includes institutions such as Victory Charter School, Clark County School District, Milwaukee Public Schools, and others. NAEP’s services are built on the latest research-based and field-proven educational support strategies, incorporating initiatives like Mass Insight’s “Turnaround Challenge” and Bambrick-Santoyo’s work in Leverage Leadership.
NAEP’s leadership, instructional and Educational Management Organization (EMO) services are designed to bring about systemic change and a paradigm shift. We prioritize collaboration among stakeholders, commitment, cohesiveness and customize school improvement actions. Drawing from extensive experience, NAEP’s support team adds value through leadership and teacher development efforts, striking a balance between theory and practical, job-embedded approaches to enhance classroom experiences.

The unique combination of a passion for educational reform and deep practitioner experience distinguishes NAEP as a partner that not only understands the challenges but also provides timely solutions. Our mission is to offer high-quality, effective, sustainable, and data-driven solutions to teachers, educational leaders, Governing Board members and other stakeholders in the educational system. In pursuit of equal learning opportunities for all students, NAEP stands as a dedicated force for positive change in education.