As public schools, charter schools are publicly funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars similar to district—or traditional—schools. This funding ensures that charter schools are free, public, and open to all.
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.
La'Vonne Tynes, a music teacher at Friendship Public Charter School, reflects on why teaching at a charter school was right for her.
The School Culture Toolkit: Practical Resources for School and Network Leaders outlines the core elements of a strong school culture and gives school leaders the resources they need to make their vision a reality.
In 2017-18, nearly 3.2 million students attended a charter school, but an estimated 5 million more would attend charter schools if they had the option. When charter schools have more students who want to attend than they have seats available, they use a lottery system to determine their enrollment.
For the first time on SiriusXM, high school students will be a part of the production and overall presentation of a national radio program with the launch of SLAM Radio by the students at the Sports Leadership & Management (SLAM) Academy charter school in Miami.
When planning course offerings and master schedules, who should be the primary focus?
The answer to “Can charter schools deny students?” is a beautiful-sounding “no.” Charter schools are free, public, and open to all students.
The National Alliance's Jamison White profiles Journey School, a public charter school in California bringing the holistic Waldorf education model to public school students.
At the National Alliance, we’ve hit 2019 running with single-site school visits, federal advocacy, a major report release, and more.