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Estimated Public Charter School Enrollment 2017-18

Estimated Public Charter School Enrollment 2017-18

In 2017-18, more than 7,000 charter schools enroll nearly 3.2 million students. National charter school enrollment increased by more than 150,000 students between fall 2016 and fall 2017—a five percent increase.
Strengthening Federal Investment in Charter School Facilities

Strengthening Federal Investment in Charter School Facilities

This paper examines what can be done at the federal level to provide additional resources to charter schools to access school buildings, and to create incentives for states to address inequities in the allocation and funding of buildings.
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Unionized Charter Schools, 2016-17

This report looks at trends in unionized charter schools across the country.
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Pensions Under Pressure: Charter Innovation in Teacher Retirement Benefits

Charter schools are finding innovative solutions to state teacher pension plan concerns that could be applied to the broader teacher labor market.
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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws, 2018

Each year, we rank states on how their charter school laws align to our model law.
2017 State Legislative Highlights

2017 State Legislative Session Highlights for Public Charter Schools

Read our 2017 State Legislative Highlights for a full of this historic year for public charter school policy across the country.
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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.
2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

The National Alliance is honored to help lead this movement into the next quarter century and we thank you for supporting our work and the charter school movement.
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Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, 2017

The 2017 rankings reflect new provisions regarding flexibility, accountability, and equity and the steps many states took in 2016 to strengthen their laws and foster a landscape of high-quality charter schools.
English Learners and ESSA

English Learners and ESSA: Implications for States and Charter Schools

This brief ensures that state charter school leaders and operators have key facts about ESSA and proposed regulations that will affect the implementation of requirements that specifically apply to English learners.
Estimated Charter Public School Enrollment

Estimated Charter Public School Enrollment, 2016-17

In just the last decade, charter school enrollment has nearly tripled from 1.2 million students in 2006-07 to 3.1 million this year.
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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 filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Petitioner in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.