The current education system in America is not preparing all students for the future demands of college, career, and the global economy. This is a challenge facing all communities as student needs become more complex and achievement gaps persist.
According to a new report released by the National Alliance, more than 500 new public charter schools opened in the 2014-15 school year, and an estimated 348,000 additional students are attending public charter schools when compared with the previous school year.
Equity at Scale: How Public Charter School Networks Can Innovate and Improve Services for Students with Disabilities
As public charter schools have grown and expanded their impact across the nation, networks of public charter schools have emerged. These organizations have school models that can be consistently replicated at multiple locations.
While legislative changes for public charter school funding and accountability in 2014 improved the ranking of several state laws in the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' sixth annual rankings report, our study shows the need for additional policy improvements across the nation, espec