“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."
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.
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.
Late last night, the U.S. Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, legislation that takes important steps to safeguard the learning of all students whose education has been disrupted by COVID-19.
President Trump has consistently said that school choice is a priority for his administration, but this budget, if enacted, would leave families in need with fewer school options.
Today, the American Federation for Children released its 6th annual nationwide survey of public opinion on school choice in honor of National School Choice Week next week.
We are pleased to see that Michigan lawmakers have restored the funding increase for charter schools that Governor Whitmer vetoed earlier this year.
We hope that Congress keeps these students at the center of the debate on funding levels for the federal Charter Schools Program for FY 2021.