In 2017-18, nearly 3.2 million students attended a charter school, but an estimated 5 million more would attend charter schools if they had the option. When charter schools have more students who want to attend than they have seats available, they use a lottery system to determine their enrollment.
For the first time on SiriusXM, high school students will be a part of the production and overall presentation of a national radio program with the launch of SLAM Radio by the students at the Sports Leadership & Management (SLAM) Academy charter school in Miami.
When planning course offerings and master schedules, who should be the primary focus?
The answer to “Can charter schools deny students?” is a beautiful-sounding “no.” Charter schools are free, public, and open to all students.
The National Alliance's Jamison White profiles Journey School, a public charter school in California bringing the holistic Waldorf education model to public school students.
At the National Alliance, we’ve hit 2019 running with single-site school visits, federal advocacy, a major report release, and more.
Waldorf education aims to foster intellectually free, but morally responsible individuals who, with a high degree of social awareness and creative competencies, can make a difference in the world around them. Learn more about this education model utilized by some public charter schools!
Understanding the policy contexts in which charter schools operate can provide valuable insights into the mechanisms that support or hinder charter school success. Nathan Barrett, senior director of research and evaluation at the National Alliance, gives a researcher's view on the tenth annual ranking of state public charter school laws.
In light of National School Choice Week 2019, Kat Sullivan looks back on the past ten years since the National Alliance released its original model charter school law to fully appreciate the role charter schools have played in strengthening the public education system.
Todd Ziebarth, the author of Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, shares key findings and takeaways from the 2019 report.