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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.

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.
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Q&A with The Emerge School, Louisiana’s First School Dedicated to Children with Autism

The Emerge School for Autism, a new charter school in Louisiana, is dedicated to helping children with autism reach the best of their educational abilities. Kelsey Nelson spoke with principal Leigh Bozard about the school.

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.
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FY 2018 Program Update: Charter Schools Program Funds Reaching Schools in 38 States

The U.S. Department of Education awarded grants in four of the six Charter Schools Programs: State Entities, Developers, Credit Enhancement, and Dissemination for a total of $400 million in September. Senior Policy Advisor Christy Wolfe takes a closer look at where the money went.