Publications

lead image

National Best Practices: Teacher Recruitment and Pipelines

National Best Practices: Teacher Recruitment and Pipelines

This paper highlights seven core practices that are foundational to building a high-quality teacher pipeline and the tactics behind them in an effort to help charter schools, and the organizations that support them, recruit and retain the best talent.
11th

A Growing Movement: Americas Largest Charter Public School Communities, Eleventh Edition

A Growing Movement report shows that the charter school movement continues to expand to meet that demand and that, more importantly, charter schools are delivering results for students across the country.
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, authorizing and accountability, funding and facilities, and other issues
district-run

Charter Accountability For District-Run Schools: Using ESSA to Create Contract-Based Accountability for Urban Public Education

This report explores how states can create a new approach to accountability for urban school districts that builds on the lessons learned in the charter school movement over the past quarter century.
A new model law 2

A New Model Law for Supporting the Growth of High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition

In this revised version of the National Alliance's model charter school law, the policies outlined would increase the focus of state-level charter school laws on creating high-quality charter schools while holding underperforming schools and authorizers accountable.
Assessing the Increasing Strength of Charter School Laws

Assessing the Increasing Strength of Charter School Laws: Third Edition

This report compares state laws over time based on 20 essential components focused on creating and supporting high-quality charter schools.
Hispanic

Charter Public Schools Serving Hispanic Communities

The compilation of research featured in the report shows how the over 12 million Hispanic children in American public schools are faring.
School District Facilities and Charter Public Schools

School District Facilities and Charter Public Schools

One of the greatest challenges to the health of the charter public school movement is access to adequate facilities in which to operate.
Facilities Funding for Public Charter Schools

Facilities Funding for Charter Public Schools

This document, Facilities Funding for Charter Public Schools, provides a snapshot of the 30 jurisdictions that have authorized one or more of these options.
Call to Action

A Call to Action to Improve the Quality of Full-Time Virtual Charter Public Schools

Currently, more than 180,000 students attend 135 full-time virtual charter schools in 23 states and the District of Columbia.
2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

As we look to the future and celebrate our movements 25th anniversary, in 2016 we remain committed to ensuring that our work is rooted in promoting quality, equity, and innovation.
Backfilling in Charter Schools

Backfilling in Charter Schools

This paper provides examples that highlight the diversity of approaches to backfilling, explores the arguments made on both sides of the backfilling issue, and offers options for future work on this issue for states and organizations to consider.