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Data Quality Matters and Data Reporting Errors Have Real Consequences

Parents, policy makers, and stakeholders rely on research and data and to help them make decisions, allocate resources, and develop new programs, laws, and policies—all with the intention of improving student outcomes and opportunities. 


Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School

Yu Ying–nurturing excellence in Chinese–was founded in 2008 by a small group of parents who believed all D.C. children have the right to a quality education that opens doors to that unknown future. As the only public school in Washington, D.C., to offer Mandarin Chinese immersion, Yu Ying offers a world-class public education to nearly 600 students in pre-K through grade 5.

National Alliance Monthly News May 2018

Our Monthly Newsletter for May provides an overview on the National Alliance and the public charter school movement, along with federal, state, and legal updates. In her note, President & CEO Nina Rees touches on the tragedy at Santa Fe High School in Texas and imparts the importance of ensuring our students are safe in school.

1,500 Charter Students, Teachers, and Parents Gather in Olympia for Washington State Supreme Court Public Charter School Hearing

The Washington State Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a pivotal case that will decide the fates of 2,400 students who attend the state’s 10 currently operating public charter schools and hundreds more students who are preparing to attend new public charter schools and new grade level openings this fall.

Charter Schools Changed My Life: From Newark to College

Looking back now, as a Black woman from an inner city, I can finally say that I understand why KIPP schools are so integral to the success of young Black children. No other school in my career thus far, has been so invested in my future. Thank you dearly KIPP charter schools for seeing my potential! 

Celebrating Change Makers: One Week Can Make a Big Difference

During this National Charter Schools Week, I hope that charter parents, teachers and school leaders will give all of America a chance to see what is possible when parents are empowered, children are happy and great schools are making a difference. The charter school movement has the stories—and this week is the time to tell them.