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West Virginia Misses Opportunity to Create High-Quality Schools for the State's Neediest Students

Today, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 206 into law. In theory, the bill will allow public charter schools in the state. Unfortunately, because of political pressure from special interest groups, the bill was written to actually discourage the creation of high-quality public charter schools.

D.C. Public Charter Schools and Authorizer Meet Intent of Our Model Law

We have been increasingly concerned to see how our model law’s provisions regarding open meetings and open records have been misused by charter school opponents in Washington, D.C. to try to undermine the good work being done by D.C.’s public charter schools and the D.C. Public Charter School Board.

National Alliance Applauds Tennessee Gov. Lee and Tennessee Legislature on Charter School Bills

Late last month, Tennessee’s House and Senate passed HB 940 and SB 796, respectively, which have been signed into law by Governor Lee. These bills establish a nine-member independent Tennessee Public Charter School Commission with authorizing authority.

U.S. News’ Best High Schools Shows Charter Schools’ Outsized Excellence in Public Education

Today, U.S. News & World Report’s new annual rankings of the best public high schools in the country recognize public charter schools are among the top-performing high schools for students. Within the top ten high schools, three are charter schools.