On Top of the World: Public Charter Schools and International Benchmarking, 2013-2014, looks at the performance of students at four public charter schools on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Developments (OECD) Test for Schools.
The Health of the Public Charter School Movement: A State-by-State Analysis is a companion to the National Alliance's annual rankings of state charter school laws.
Breakthroughs in Time, Talent, and Technology: Next Generation Learning Models in Public Charter Schools
Breakthroughs in Time, Talent, and Technology: Next Generation Learning Models in Public Charter Schools, authored by Shonaka Ellison and Gillian Locke of Public Impact, explains three core aspects of next generation learning:
Several national education organizations filed an amicus brief with the Washington State Supreme Court urging the court to uphold the states voter-approved 2012 charter school law.
This policy paper outlines a set of proposals that would allow states to use School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds to open new and expand existing high-quality public charter schools. In January 2014, Congress took action to broaden states uses of SIG funds.
Between the 2008-09 and 2013-14 school years, the public charter school movement experienced a dramatic 80 percent increase in the number of students and an astounding 40 percent increase in the number of schools.
The Numbers Add Up: Congressional Districts with the Most Charter Schools and Charter School Students
Each year the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools provides estimates of the number of student names and individual students on charter school waiting lists. In 2013-14, there were an estimated 1,034,311 names and 586,511 individual students on charter school waiting lists.
Over the past several years, state lawmakers have been devoting increasing attention to enacting legislation to better support the growth of high-quality public charter schools.
Each year, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools contacts state departments of education and state charter school associations to obtain lists of new and closed charter schools for the academic year. The numbers presented in this report are estimates.