Since it was founded in 2005, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has advocated for high-quality public charter school laws.
Free to Succeed: Public Charter Schools & the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The fundamental principle underlying the creation of public charter schools is that offering educators greater freedom to innovate in exchange for higher levels of accountability leads to greater student achievement.
Instructional Delivery and Focus of Public Charter Schools: Results from the NAPCS National Charter School Survey, School Year 2011-2012
During the spring of 2012, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) conducted its first national public charter school survey.
Public Charter Schools Success: A Summary of the Current Research on Public Charters' Effectiveness at Improving Student Achievement
This report provides summaries of new public charter school studies released since 2010.
The growth of public charter schools has coincided with the rapid growth of English Language Learner (ELL) students. While the total public school population increased by three percent from the 2000-01 to 2009-10 school years, the number of ELL students increased by 27 percent.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) is pleased to release its annual rankings of state charter school laws across the country, which found that many states took significant steps to strengthen their state laws.
Twenty years after the first charter school opened in St. Paul, MN, the sector continues to grow. Over 500 new public charter schools opened their doors for the 2012-13 school year.
For the past 20 years, the public charter school movement has been a leader in innovation and education reform.
Traditional public school districts hold a monopoly over the financing and ownership of public education facilities. With rare exceptions, public charter schools have no legal claim to these buildings. This monopoly is an accident of history.
The public charter school movement has evolved for two decades, yet the challenge of securing affordable facilities continues to confront nearly every charter school.
In 2005, the Task Force on Charter School Quality and Accountability issued, Renewing the Compact, a position statement for the charter school sector that presented recommendations for achieving the goals of growth and quality.
In this Details from the Dashboard report, we examine race/ethnicity breakouts for public charter schools and traditional public schools at the state and the school district level.