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Pensions Under Pressure: Charter Innovation in Teacher Retirement Benefits

Declining asset prices during the financial crisis forced many state teacher pension plans to acknowledge that they may have substantially overestimated their long-term rates of return. Many…
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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws, 2018

The National Alliance developed a model state law to help states create laws that support the growth of high-quality charter schools and each year we rank states based on how well their charter…
2017 State Legislative Highlights

2017 State Legislative Session Highlights for Public Charter Schools

It’s been a historic year for public charter school policy across the country. Kentucky became the 44th state to enact a charter school law and a number of other state legislatures passed…
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A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Public Charter School Communities, Twelfth Edition

Over the past 12 years, public charter school enrollment has tripled in response to the growing demands for high-quality public school options. Charter schools currently serve more than 3 million…
2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

In 2016, we demonstrated that after 25 years, the charter school movement is accelerating progress for students and deepening its commitment to equity, autonomy, and innovation. Much of our…
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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, 2017

The National Alliance developed a model state law to help states create laws that support the growth of high-quality charter public schools and each year we rank states based on how well their…
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English Learners and ESSA: Implications for States and Charter Schools

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) maintains key provisions from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) but also makes significant changes. The National Alliance and the National Council of La Raza have…
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Estimated Charter Public School Enrollment, 2016-17

For the first time, the number of students who attend charter public schools is estimated to have surpassed 3 million. This means that over 200,000 more children are attending charter schools this…
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Amicus Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Support of the Petitioner in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District

The National Alliance and the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Petitioner in Endrew F. v.…
National Best Practices: Teacher Recruitment and Pipelines

National Best Practices: Teacher Recruitment and Pipelines

Over the years, many charter schools and networks have used job fairs as their primary recruiting tool to find high-quality talent, but new channels for recruiting high-quality candidates are…
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A Growing Movement: Americas Largest Charter Public School Communities, Eleventh Edition

Charter school student enrollment has tripled to 2.9 million students over the past 11 years, according to the latest National Alliance report, A Growing Movement: Americas Largest Charter School…
2016 State Legislative Highlights

2016 State Legislative Session Highlights for Charter Public Schools

2016 State Legislative Session Highlights for Charter Public Schools summarizes this years state legislative activity across the country, organized into the following categories: no-law states,…