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Beyond the Bubbled Scoresheets: Charter Schools and the Long-Term Outcomes of their Students

Relying on his own experience as a former teacher and utilizing research from four studies, National Alliance LEE Research Fellow Cody Puckett explains the importance of looking beyond test scores when it comes to analyzing student achievement.

Congress Renewed the Perkins Act: What Does it Mean for Charter Schools?

National Alliance Policy Advisor Christy Wolfe explains some of the changes for charter schools in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which renews the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

Charter Schools Meet the Needs of Special Education Students

New methods of teaching help charter schools serve all students, but especially students with special needs. Advocates continue to encourage new approaches to help these students meet their individualized goals in increasingly inclusive settings. The Community Charter School of Cambridge, for example, utilizes a high-quality and effective method of collaboration between general and special education teachers to bring out the best in all their students.

Doral College Ethics Class Creates Opportunities for Charter High School Students

Florida’s Doral College is a special place. Unlike other higher-ed institutions, it was founded in cooperation with public charter school nonprofit organizations to serve charter school students.


A Progressive Democrat’s Case for Public Charter Schools

Marty Walz, a former Democratic state representative from Boston and self-titled progressive Democrat, explains why her support for public charter schools was solidified after she witnessed how public schools can transform when the needs of children and families take priority.