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Twenty Public Charter Schools Among U.S. Department of Education 2018 Blue Ribbon School Winners

The U.S. Department of Education announced the 2018 National Blue Ribbon School winners, including 20 public charter schools, that are closing the achievement gap among student groups and exceptional overall academic performance.

National Alliance Statement on the Reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act

President Trump signed into law the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins CTE Act) (H.R. 2353). The bill passed with bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate and authorizes more than $1 billion for states to use towards secondary and post-secondary training.

National Alliance Statement on Minnesota Supreme Court Decision Cruz-Guzman v. State of Minnesota

Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a previous Court of Appeals dismissal of Cruz-Guzman v. State of Minnesota, remanding the case to trial. National Alliance President and CEO Nina Rees released the following statement in response to this misguided decision.

National Alliance Statement on Senate FY2019 Labor, HHS, & Education Appropriations Bill

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee approved a FY19 spending bill that was approved by the full committee on Thursday. This bill includes $445M in funding for the Charter Schools Program (CSP), an increase of $45M over FY18 but just short of the $450M the House Labor-HHS bill recommended.