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National Alliance Applauds Tennessee Gov. Lee and Tennessee Legislature on Charter School Bills

Late last month, Tennessee’s House and Senate passed HB 940 and SB 796, respectively, which have been signed into law by Governor Lee. These bills establish a nine-member independent Tennessee Public Charter School Commission with authorizing authority.

Great Schools Recognizes 153 Public Charter Schools as College Success Award Winners

Today, Great Schools released their 2019 College Success Awards, recognizing more than 1,700 public schools in 25 states that excel in preparing students to attend and succeed in college. Of these winning schools, 153 are public charter schools.

New NEA Rankings of Charter School Laws Don’t Support the Creation of High-Quality Public Charter Schools for the Students that Need Them Most

Next week, the National Education Association (NEA) will release State Charter Statutes: NEA Report Cards. This new report grades each state’s charter school law in relation to the NEA’s 13 priorities for charter school statutes. Most of the NEA’s priorities however have very little to do with supporting the creation of high-quality public charter schools for the students that need them the most.