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National Alliance Statement on West Virginia's Decision to Kill Education Bill 451

Today the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a measure that effectively killed Senate Education Bill 451 by tabling it indefinitely. The landmark bill would have allowed the creation of public charter schools in West Virginia, among other provisions.

National Alliance Statement on Acero Schools Teacher Strike in Chicago

The National Alliance released a statement on the teachers’ union strike taking place in Chicago. The National Alliance advocates for all public charter school students and hopes that the Chicago Teachers Union and Acero Schools (Acero) can come to an agreement quickly and amicably so that teachers can do what they do best, teach.

National Alliance Statement on University of Arkansas Charter School Funding Report

President & CEO Nina Rees released a statement on a University of Arkansas report, Charter School Funding: (More) Inequity in the City, which finds that public charter schools in 14 cities received, on average, 27 percent less total revenue than traditional public schools.

National Alliance Files Amicus Brief in Mississippi State Supreme Court

The National Alliance submitted an amicus brief to the Mississippi State Supreme Court, urging Mississippi's highest court to uphold an earlier ruling allowing state and local funding to follow the student to the public charter school of their choice.

National Alliance Statement on National Council on Disability’s Report on Charter Schools

Charter schools strive to serve all kids—including those with disabilities—and to serve them well. In fact, according to two CREDO reports, the performance outcomes of students with special needs in charter schools show annual modest to significant gains when compared to their district school peers.