Charter schools have always enjoyed bipartisan support from elected officials from all levels of government. During National Charter Schools Week, we celebrate the champions of the charter school movement.
Twenty-five years ago, KIPP was built on a promise: helping 47 fifth-graders from low-income families climb the mountain to and through college. But reaching this challenging goal proved to be more difficult than we originally thought.
Taken together, it is easy to say that, on average, charter schools are doing what they set out to do—improving educational opportunities for students.
Policymakers and Charter School Leaders from Across the Nation Honored for their Accomplishments on Behalf of Public Charter School Students
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) inducted federal, state and local elected officials as 2019 Champions for Charters and three leaders into its Charter School Hall of Fame.
Meet the three individuals joining the Charter School Hall of Fame this year—Margaret Fortune, Joe Nathan, and Fernando Zulueta. National Alliance Chief External Relations and Strategy Office Peri Lynn Turnbull shares how these three trailblazers are changing lives.
The National Alliance's Nathan Barrett, Ph.D., explains why research designs for studies looking into charter school student outcomes look a little different than studies that look squarely at district school students or all public school students.
Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School, led by 2018 Charter School Hall of Famer Maquita Alexander, offers students equal learning in Mandarin and English. That could be enough to set the school apart, but they go above and beyond to develop a close-knit community both inside the school and in Washington D.C.
Thousands of schools, teachers highlight achievements of 3.2 million charter school students in communities across the U.S.
LaKendra Butler, founder and executive director of STRIVE Collegiate Academy, describes how charter schools are a movement.
A public education doesn’t have to be one-size-fits-all: that’s where public charter schools come in. National Charter Schools Week is a great time of year to correct the record on what is a public school.