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Congress Renewed the Perkins Act: What Does it Mean for Charter Schools?

National Alliance Policy Advisor Christy Wolfe explains some of the changes for charter schools in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which renews the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
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Charter Schools Meet the Needs of Special Education Students

New methods of teaching help charter schools serve all students, but especially students with special needs. Advocates continue to encourage new approaches to help these students meet their individualized goals in increasingly inclusive settings. The Community Charter School of Cambridge, for example, utilizes a high-quality and effective method of collaboration between general and special education teachers to bring out the best in all their students.
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Doral College Ethics Class Creates Opportunities for Charter High School Students

Florida’s Doral College is a special place. Unlike other higher-ed institutions, it was founded in cooperation with public charter school nonprofit organizations to serve charter school students.

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.
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A Progressive Democrat’s Case for Public Charter Schools

Marty Walz, a former Democratic state representative from Boston and self-titled progressive Democrat, explains why her support for public charter schools was solidified after she witnessed how public schools can transform when the needs of children and families take priority.

National Alliance Statement on Ohio Governor John Kasich Signing Senate Bill 216 into Law

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.
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Public Charter Schools Provide Opportunities for Students to Live Up to Their Potential

Andrew O. Brenner, State Representative for the 67th Ohio House District, shares why he supports charter schools and advocates for the families who want school choice options.