The collective action of Maine's 10 public charter schools and their supporters led to a decisive win this week in the Pine Tree state with the defeat of bill LD604 that created a far-ranging threat to how charter schools would operate.
The American Rescue Plan Act provides nearly $122 billion in COVID-19 relief funding for K-12 education. That’s a lot of money considering that the FY2021 regular appropriation for K-12 programs is $42.6 billion.
As state legislative sessions are in full swing across the country, the National Alliance is working hard to ensure that charter school laws are strengthened in several states.
Over the last year, families and educators faced so many unanticipated obstacles. Education, as we knew it, was completely disrupted and the significant learning loss caused by the pandemic will have lasting effects for many children.