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All Students Achieving through Reform (ALL-STAR) Act – Overview

National Alliance

“We’ll invest in innovative programs that are already helping schools meet high standards and close achievement gaps. And we will expand our commitment to charter schools.”

- President Obama, February 24, 2009, Address to a Joint Session of Congress

The All Students Achieving through Reform (All-STAR) Act heeds the President’s call to expand our commitment to successful and innovative education programs closing the achievement gaps plaguing our public schools. The bill creates a new competitive grant program focused on replicating and expanding the most successful charter schools, particularly in areas with large numbers of schools failing to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). As important, the program will increase the level of accountability for all parties involved in the chartering process, recognizing that increased investments and expectations require increased levels of accountability.

Senate Documents:

Read the Alliance ‘Overview’ of the All-STAR Act, S. 3441.

Read S. 3441 All-STAR filed May 27, 2010

Read the Alliance ‘Section by Section Summary’ of the All-STAR Act, S. 3441.

Read the Alliance press release on the All-STAR Act’s introduction to the U.S. Senate.

Read the Alliance’s letter sent to U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) in support of the All-STAR Act.

Please show your support for S. 3441 All-STAR by emailing your senators today in support of the bill.

House of Representatives Documents:

Read the Alliance summary of H.R. 4330 All-STAR.

Read H.R. 4330 All-STAR filed December 16, 2009.

Read the Alliance statement on the House Committee on Education and Labor’s February 24, 2010 hearing on quality charter schools.

Read the Alliance press release on the House Committee on Education and Labor hearing on quality charter schools.

Read the testimony by Alliance board of directors chairman Caprice Young at the House Committee on Education and Labor hearing on quality charter schools.

Watch video of the House Committee on Education and Labor hearing on quality charter schools.

Read the statement on All-STAR H.R. 4330 by Alliance President and CEO Nelson Smith.

Read the National Alliance’s Letter of Support for H.R. 4330 All-STAR.

Please show your support for H.R. 4330 All-STAR by emailing your congressional representatives today in support of the bill.

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Download the complete overview of H.R. 4330 here: