WASHINGTON, D.C. – House and Senate appropriators reached agreement today on a conference report for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill.
Education Next (EdNext) released the 2018 EdNext Poll, finding an upswing in support for charter schools, with support climbing by five percentage points to 44 percent.
National Alliance Statement on Puerto Rico’s Ruling to Provide Students High Quality Public School Options
The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico ruled that public charter schools are constitutional and are a viable option to help rebuild the island’s education system.
Today, Governor John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 216 (SB 216), a bill that will bring more transparency and accountability to full-time virtual charter schools in the Buckeye State.
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.
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 U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit Ruling for Missouri Charter Schools
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals determined Missouri charter school parents have standing to intervene in a case which threatens $50M already given to charter schools in St. Louis.
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.
House Appropriations Committee released its draft fiscal year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) funding bill, which includes a $50 million increase for the Charter Schools Program (CSP).
National Alliance response to the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of the best public high schools in the country and again public charter schools are leading the way.