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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ Statement on the 2019 NAEP TUDA Results

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.

Twenty-three Charter Schools Recognized as 2019 National Blue Ribbon 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.

National Alliance Statement on Senate FY2020 Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations Bill

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.

Mississippi Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Charter School Funding Structure

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.

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.