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Moral Obligation- A State Credit Enhancement Program

September 15, 2020

Since the early 1970s, moral obligation bonds have been used to finance housing, higher education facilities, hospitals, corrections facilities, and more. Some states are now using this tool to help charter schools save on borrowing costs.  

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Charter School Facility Center Advisory Board

Tips for Rating Agency Interviews

August 20, 2020
Liz Sweeney

Former credit rating analyst Liz Sweeney outlines recommendations for charter schools to maximize interactions with rating agencies. 

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Charter School Facility Center Advisory Board

Newsletters

July 31, 2020

The Charter School Facility Center’s newsletter provides news, policy developments, and best practices related to facilities, real estate, and design (FRED).

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Charter School Facility Center Advisory Board

The New Market Tax Credit Program

July 22, 2020

Charter schools are eligible uses of New Market Tax Credits (NMTC). There have been 75 NMTC transactions in schools, and most of them have been charter schools.

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State Policy Analysis: Per-Pupil Facility Funding

July 9, 2020
Momentum Strategy and Research

In State Policy Analysis: Per Pupil Facility Funding, the Facility Center analyzes the 18 states with per pupil facilities funding, looking at the statutes, operations, and funding for these programs.

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OVERVIEW OF STATE FACILITY POLICIES AND OTHER FACILITY STRATEGIES

OVERVIEW OF STATE FACILITY POLICIES AND OTHER FACILITY STRATEGIES

June 25, 2020
Charter School Facility Center

This brief from the Charter School Facility Center highlights some of the most promising practices identified around the country and provides local leaders with a framework for analyzing and prioritizing their local ecosystem of charter school facility policy, finance, and real estate solutions t