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Andrew Collins: How to Start a Charter School

May 3, 2012

Starting a school can be a thrilling idea, but how do parent groups, entrepreneurs, and community organizations go about it? Andrew Collins, director of school development for the Arizona Charter Schools Association, joins the School Reform News podcast to explain the startup process. Creating a high-quality charter school requires a lot of work, paperwork, organization, research, and persistence, he says. It usually takes at least two years from idea to opening the doors. What happens in those two years? Listen in to find out.