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.
In this report, we evaluate each states charter school law against the 20 essential components of a strong public charter school law. These 20 components are drawn from National Alliances A New Model Law For Supporting The Growth Of High-Quality Public Charter Schools.
The latest data on public charter school enrollment demonstrate once again that public charter schools are the fastest-growing sector of public education in the United States. Over the past five years, student enrollment in public charter schools has grown by 80 percent.
In November 2012, Washington state voters became the first in the country to approve a public charter school law by a ballot initiative. Initiative 1240 authorized the creation of 40 charter schools over the next five years beginning with the 2014 school year.
Application of National Alliance for Public Charter Schools for leave to file Amicus Curiae Brief
Improving Access and Creating Exceptional Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools
Roughly 13 percent of students enrolled in public schools have a disability that qualifies them to receive support services under the umbrella of special education and related services.
Parents, policymakers, and educators are committed to identifying great schools and calling attention to failing ones, but they often lack the tools to distinguish adequately between the two.
In this Details from the Dashboard report, we examine public schools that serve students on Native American lands.
Public Charter School Facilities: 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.
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.