A Closer Look at the Charter School Movement: Schools, Students, and Management Organizations, 2015-2016
Enrollment in charter public schools has grown by 250,000 students in the 2015-16 school year, and more than 400 new charter public schools have opened their doors.
2015 has proved to be another active year for charter school legislation across the country with significant activity regarding potential enabling legislation in several of the states without charter public school laws.
The National Alliance joined partners in the state of Florida to support the State Board of Education's reversal of the Palm Beach School Districts' denial of a charter school application.
In this report, the National Alliance collected public school enrollment data for the 2014-15 school year to identify communities across the country where the highest proportions of students were enrolled in charter public schools.
Tracking the special education dollars that support services for students with disabilities attending public schools is complicated; attempting to track the funds to autonomous public charter schools is even more so.
2015 has proved to be another successful year for public charter school legislation across the country.
This state policy snapshot provides an overview of automatic closure policies in the 15 states that have such laws in 2015, which is an increase of four states since we last released this snapshot in 2014.
The purpose of this report is to sync ratings from the multiple rankings reports to reflect changes in policy, not changes to our scoring rubrics and clarifications about existing policies.
This report is a guidebook to help charter school leaders and the advocates, attorneys, and others who support them navigate the increasingly complicated legal landscape surrounding public charter school use of a facility owned or operated by a religious organization
The report provides case studies of three charter management organizations (CMOs) that have successfully restarted low-achieving public schools.
This comprehensive study points to state policies that create restrictions for collaboration between charter schools and pre-K, and also offers policy recommendations at the federal and state levels to improve the climate for high-quality charter schools to offer pre-K.
This paper is intended to offer a state-by-state analysis of whether weighted lotteries are permitted or may be permitted under current guidance from the Department of Education.