In an action packed year fueled by ever-growing support of public charter schools, a variety of high-profile individuals voiced their support to ensure students have access to a high-quality education.
It’s been an encouraging year for the charter school movement! Join us as we revisit some of what the movement has accomplished this past year with our top 10 most-read blog posts for 2018.
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.
National Alliance President & CEO Nina Rees provides a recap of the organization's activities in November 2018, including a look at public charter schools and native students and updates of the federal, state, and legal landscapes.
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.
A growing number of public charter schools specialize in integrating cultural knowledge alongside a more established educational curriculum. The Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe Academy, a high-performing charter school in Michigan, fulfills this mission by shaping their student experience around the Anishinaabe traditions and language.
The 2019 Florida Teacher of the Year Joy Prescott describes how the Seminole Indians of Florida have overcome hardships, culminating in a charter school on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation that preserves their heritage.
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 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.