This week, the U.S. Department of Education released the latest results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress—NAEP, commonly referred to as the Nation’s Report Card—and the related Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA), which bores in on performance in certain cities.
Good nutrition is essential to learning. Students who come to school hungry or go hungry during the school day cannot reach their educational potential.
Michigan's Governor Whitmer Implements Budget that Deems Public Charter School Students Less Valuable than their District Counterparts
Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released the following statement on Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to implement budget cuts to Michigan’s charter schools:
Senior Vice President of Advocacy Amy Wilkins responds to 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren's rejection of the Obama legacy on public charter schools.
Twenty-three public charter schools were among 362 schools recognized as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education for demonstrating overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps.
Sen. Richard Shelby, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the text of the FY 2020 Labor HHS appropriations bill, which includes $460 million—a $20 million increase over this year’s funding levels— for the federal Charter Schools Program.
Yesterday the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the state’s charter school funding structure, confirming that charter school students should receive the same state and local education funding as traditional district school students.
Court Determines HB 7069 Must Stay to Provide More Equitable Funding to Charter School Students
With a four-percentage point increase, support for charter schools jumped to 48 percent this year.
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.