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 House Education and Labor Full Committee Hearing on Public Education Funding
Statement from National Alliance President & CEO Nina Rees on the House Committee on Education and Labor hearing, Underpaid Teachers and Crumbling Schools: How Underfunding Public Education Shortchanges America’s Students.
The vote for the moratorium fails to acknowledge that charter schools provide high-quality public-school options to the most vulnerable students in Los Angeles.
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.
61 Percent of Americans Support Public Charter Schools in “2018 Schooling in America Survey” by EdChoice
EdChoice released the 2018 Schooling in America Survey, which measures public opinion, awareness and knowledge of K-12 education topics and reforms. This year’s results confirm that support for charter schools is strong.
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.
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.
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.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools President and CEO Nina Rees released a statement on the results of the 2018 midterm elections.
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.