2016 State Legislative Session Highlights for Charter Public Schools summarizes this years state legislative activity across the country, organized into the following categories: no-law states, authorizing and accountability, funding and facilities, and other issues
Charter Accountability For District-Run Schools: Using ESSA to Create Contract-Based Accountability for Urban Public Education
This report explores how states can create a new approach to accountability for urban school districts that builds on the lessons learned in the charter school movement over the past quarter century.
In this revised version of the National Alliance's model charter school law, the policies outlined would increase the focus of state-level charter school laws on creating high-quality charter schools while holding underperforming schools and authorizers accountable.
This report compares state laws over time based on 20 essential components focused on creating and supporting high-quality charter schools.
The compilation of research featured in the report shows how the over 12 million Hispanic children in American public schools are faring.
One of the greatest challenges to the health of the charter public school movement is access to adequate facilities in which to operate.
This document, Facilities Funding for Charter Public Schools, provides a snapshot of the 30 jurisdictions that have authorized one or more of these options.
Currently, more than 180,000 students attend 135 full-time virtual charter schools in 23 states and the District of Columbia.
As we look to the future and celebrate our movements 25th anniversary, in 2016 we remain committed to ensuring that our work is rooted in promoting quality, equity, and innovation.
This paper provides examples that highlight the diversity of approaches to backfilling, explores the arguments made on both sides of the backfilling issue, and offers options for future work on this issue for states and organizations to consider.
Now more than ever, parents across the nation want to be able to choose the best public school for their child, and the results from this survey reinforce the demand for more high-quality charter schools.
How to Recruit High-Performing Charter Management Organizations to a New Region: Results from the 2015 CMO Survey
This report is designed to help policymakers and community leaders around the country understand CMO preferences for expansion.