This week the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two major issues that directly impact many charter school students, teachers and families. We applaud the court’s leadership in helping to protect millions of people in America, including members of the charter school community.
“We applaud Representative Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), along with 164 other House Members and 33 other Senators, who introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020."
New Report Shows Charter Schools and their Students are Most Impacted by Digital Divide, Urges Lawmakers to Act
Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a new policy brief, “Charter School and Student Access to Devices and the Internet,” an analysis of schools and communities facing the greatest barriers in accessing remote learning opportunities.
This is a time of great pain for our nation. Last week we watched in horror as a video was released showing George Floyd, an unarmed and nonviolent black man, being killed while in police custody. Then we watched as America erupted in anger and outrage.
Recently, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed House Bill (HB) 2905, authored by Representative Sheila Dills, into law. The bill addresses some of the problems with full-time virtual charter school education in the state.
National Alliance Releases Statement on HEROES Act Proposal and Letter to House and Senate Leadership
Yesterday, U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, introduced H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), an essential step towards meeting the needs of America’s K-12 schools hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
National Alliance Honors U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander with the Charter Schools Lifetime Achievement Award
Today the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) announced it will give the prestigious Charter Schools Lifetime Achievement Award to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), as part of continued celebrations during National Charter Schools Week.
Ten Charter Schools Honored with Above and Beyond Awards for Outstanding Service During COVID-19 Pandemic
Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) is honoring 10 charter schools from across America with inaugural Above and Beyond Awards as part of celebrations for National Charter Schools Week (May 10 -16).
National Charter Schools Week Celebrates Charter Schools Going Above and Beyond to Meet the Needs of Nearly 3.3 Million Students During the Pandemic
Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) kicks off National Charter Schools Week (May 10-16) celebrating the nearly 7,500 public charter schools and campuses across the nation.
Punching Above Their Weight: Charter Schools are Disproportionately Represented in U.S. News’s Top 100 Best Public High Schools
Today, U.S. News & World Report’s (U.S. News) 2020 rankings of the best public high schools recognizes charter schools are among the best high schools in the country.