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

The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), gives states the opportunity to rethink their K-12 accountability systems. Gone are No Child Left Behind's (NCLB) tight rules…
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A New Model Law for Supporting the Growth of High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition

A New Model Law for Supporting the Growth of High-Quality Charter Public Schools: Second Edition calls on state policymakers to strengthen the laws governing charter schools. In this revised…
Assessing the Increasing Strength of Charter School Laws

Assessing the Increasing Strength of Charter School Laws: Third Edition

Since 2005, the National Alliance has advocated for high-quality charter public school laws. With the support of a working group with deep expertise in charter school law, we released a model…
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Charter Public Schools Serving Hispanic Communities

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the release of a new report titled Charter Schools Serving Hispanic Communities. The compilation of…
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. Charter school facilities are rarely funded on par with…
Facilities Funding for Public Charter Schools

Facilities Funding for Charter Public Schools

One of the biggest challenges to the continued expansion of charter public schools is the fact that many charter school laws place the ultimate burden of obtaining and paying for facilities on…
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. While some students do well in a full-time virtual charter school…
2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015, and we couldn't be happier with the progress we achieved over the past year and the past decade. We have…
Backfilling in Charter Schools

Backfilling in Charter Schools

Backfilling is the practice of enrolling new students in a charter public school when students leave the school. It can apply to students who enroll in the middle of the school year (e.g., a…
Demanding a Chance

Demanding a Chance: Parents Demand for Charter Schools Continues to Grow

Demanding a Chance: Parents Demand for Charter Schools Continues to Grow, a report on new findings from a survey commissioned by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, found that 78…
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How to Recruit High-Performing Charter Management Organizations to a New Region: Results from the 2015 CMO Survey

How to Recruit High-Performing Charter Management Organizations to a New Region: Results from the 2015 CMO Survey is designed to help policymakers and community leaders around the country…