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Why Investing in Charter Schools is a Good Idea

A recent study released by researchers at the University of Arkansas, A Good Investment: The Updated Productivity of Public Charter Schools in Eight U.S. Cities, provides key insights into cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment comparisons across public charter and traditional public schools.
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Our Chartering Past Informs—and Shapes—Our Future

When former Minnesota state senator Ember Reichgott Junge first authored the first-in-nation charter school law in 1991, she didn’t realize the powerful forces she had unlocked. She shares her mission to ensure the past is remembered as we look forward in the movement.

National Alliance and Missouri Charter Public School Association Statement on Eastern District of Missouri Ruling

Yesterday, Judge Autrey of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued a positive ruling in favor of the state and charter school parents.

National Alliance Statement on House Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on the Department of Education's FY2020 Budget Request

Today, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testified before the House Appropriations subcommittee on the Education Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2020.
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Can Good Curriculum Transcend the Charter-District Divide?

A few years into the open source curricula experiment, we are starting to see that teachers across school types will embrace quality content regardless of its origin—and that a home-grown school curriculum can compete with big publishers when it comes to quality indicators.
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Examining the Charter School Pipeline—The Value of Understanding the Charter School Market

The authorization process is a fundamental component of creating and maintaining a strong charter school sector, but without careful examination of the charter school pipeline we miss a tremendous amount of information about the opportunities we are providing for our students.