Charter School Law Deskbook

National Alliance

The 2008-2009 edition of the Charter School Law Deskbook by Paul T. O’Neill and Todd Ziebarth published by Matthew Bender & Company, Inc. is available for purchase online at the LexisNexis Store: “This book is an essential resource for anyone dealing with the laws governing public charter schools,” said National Alliance for Public Charter Schools President and CEO Nelson Smith. “The latest edition provides at-a-glance information tables that make it easy for users to compare how different states treat charter schools in statute and regulation.” The Charter School Law Deskbook is a complete reference guide to charter school laws in the United States. It is designed to provide policymakers, school leaders, and anyone interested in the charter school movement with the tools they need to evaluate and compare current state laws.New to the 2008-2009 edition:
  • State by State Tables: detailing each state’s charter school environment. These tables include descriptions of how each state’s law addresses such matters as funding, facilities, staffing, authorizing, and special education in an easy-to-read format.
  • 50-state Chart: allows for comparison from state to state on a number of important variables including caps on charter school growth, state reporting expectations, and teacher certification requirements.
  • CD-Rom: provides an electronic, fully searchable version of the book.
About the authors: Paul T. O’Neill is an education attorney, professor and author. He is President of Tugboat Education Services, which provides regulatory assistance to education organizations, and is Of Counsel to the New York firm of Cohen Schneider LLP. Mr. O’Neill spent several years as Senior Vice President, Chief Regulatory Officer and head education attorney for Edison Schools, the national school management and services organization. He now serves as a Senior Fellow in Edison’s Learning Institute, where he focuses on scholarship and engagement with core education reform issues. Todd Ziebarth is the Vice President for Policy at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a national nonprofit organization committed to increasing the number of high-performing charter schools available to all families, particularly those low-income and minority families who currently don’t have access to quality public schools. More Publications+